With fall colors flying and the weather perfect for being outdoors to
explore and enjoy your favorite scenic spot, Wolf Creek National
Fish Hatchery reminds you that there’s no better time to visit the
hatchery, enjoy a day at our Visitor/Environmental Education Center,
picnic, fish and more! The hatchery truly offers something for
everyone, so come out and visit soon and enjoy a trout-tastic day of
On Tuesday, October 19th, 2010, Wolf Creek will host the 4th Annual Outdoor Adventure Field Day. The event, which is planned and implemented via a partnership between the hatchery, the Russell County Soil Conservation District and the Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Inc, is an annual endeavor designed to bring all 4th grade students from Russell County, Kentucky to the hatchery to learn about a variety of nature related topics, ranging from water conservation to air quality. To maximize learning, all presenters are encouraged to center their activities on environmental education related topics, to make their stations as fun and hands on as possible, and to correlate their activities to state teaching standards. Total, over 150 students participated in last year’s field day, and this year is sure to be better than ever!
One event originally scheduled for October, our Advanced Nature Photography Workshop, set for Saturday, October 9th, 2010, has been cancelled. Please accept our apologies and know that we look forward to rescheduling future nature photography workshops. So more to follow in 2011.
Don’t forget that starting Monday, November 1st, 2010, the Visitor/Environmental Education Center will change its hours of operation back to 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST daily, Monday through Sunday. The center is open 364 days annually, closing only for Christmas.
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is proud to sponsor educational workshops and events that help the public learn more about our incredible natural and cultural heritage. For information on these or other programs at the hatchery, including how to register and/or how you can be involved as a volunteer, please contact Amanda Patrick, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist, at 270-343-3797 or via email: Amanda_Patrick@fws.gov