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Upcoming Event Schedule for June at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

What began as a small event in 1986 has now blossomed into one of the largest events of its kind in the entire country, and as in past years, volunteers and staff are excitedly gearing up for the annual Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, June 4th, 2011, and as in past years, the location will be at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery.  

 

Designed as a fun-filled way to get kids outdoors and connected to fishing, the derby is a great family event, and through generous community support, every participant is also treated to great prizes, food, fun and much, much more! If you would like to make a donation or volunteer to help with the derby please give us a call. 

The event begins at 9 a.m. CST with the following schedule per age group with registration beginning at 8 a.m. CST. Ages 1 through 4 will fish at the Kiddie Pool area while all other age groups will fish at the hatchery creek. 

 

Ages 1 4:                   9 a.m. 12 noon CST
Ages 5 6:                   9 a.m. 10 a.m. CST
Ages 7 8:                   10:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m. CST
Ages 9 10:                 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. CST
Ages 11 12:                12:45 p.m. 1:45 p.m. CST
Ages 13 15:                2 p.m. 3 p.m. CST

 

Fishing assistance is available, and all participants need to bring their own tackle.

 

The derby is hosted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc. For more information on the derby, including fishing times, please visit the event website:  www.catcharainbow.org

           

Along with the derby, Wolf Creek NFH will also be hosting several additional education workshops and events in June! 

 

For forty-one years Population Connection (formerly Zero

Population Growth) has been educating young people with its award-

winning Population Education program by informing students of the

connection between our human population, environmental

concerns, and social dilemmas. If you’re looking for ways to engage

those you teach in these subject areas, make plans to join Wolf

Creek NFH Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist Amanda

Patrick as she leads you through a day of engaging and fun activities

from the Population Connection curriculum! Materials are geared

towards 4th through 12th grade students, but those who work with

other age levels are also welcome. Participants will walk away with

plenty of new ideas and a variety of materials to take back to their

site to use as well. In addition to those curriculum materials

offered through Population Connection, participants will also receive

Facing the Future’s Climate Change curriculum! Designed as a two

week unit for middle and high school, the engaging, hands on set of

activities is perfect for those looking to learn more about climate

change and how to put it into place within the classroom setting. Also

works well for nonformal educators (e.g. park naturalists, extension

agents, etc) as well! To attend the one day training event, which is

scheduled for Friday, November 18th, 2011 from 9 a.m. 3 p.m.

CST, contact Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist Amanda

Patrick at 270-343-3797 or via email at Amanda_Patrick@fws.gov.

Pre-registration is required and is $30 per attendee.  Fee includes the

following materials:  all programming, materials, Teaching Population

CD curriculum, World Population DVD, Facing the Future Climate

Change CD curriculum, lunch and snacks.

 

On Friday, June 16th, 2011, the theme will be focused on wildlife of

all sorts as the hatchery will host an “All About WILD” Workshop,

which will include 3 different curriculums: Project WILD, Project

Flying WILD and the new Growing Up WILD. Project WILD, part

of the Council for Environmental Education (CEE) curriculum

offerings, is one of the most widely-used conservation and

environmental education programs among educators of students in

kindergarten through high school. It is based on the premise that

young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about our

natural world. Flying WILD, also a program of the Council for

Environmental Education, introduces students to bird conservation

through standards-based classroom activities and environmental

stewardship projects. Growing Up WILD is an early childhood

education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about

nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them.

Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up

WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive

impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic

skills. The workshop, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. 4 p.m. CST,

will offer all programming, materials, 3 curriculum books, lunch and

snacks for $40 per person. Pre-registration is required and may be

completed by contacting Environmental Education/Outreach

Specialist Amanda Patrick at 270-343-3797 or via email at

Amanda_Patrick@fws.gov.

 

As a part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s commitment to better connect people of all ages, especially children, with nature, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery desires to get kids outside to play, which helps to incorporate both nature and physical activity.  As an outlet for helping to meet this goal, the hatchery will once again partner with the Russell County Community Health Coalition and the W.O.W. (Working on Wellness) Initiative to bring The Longest Day of Play event to Russell County.  The event will take place Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 at the hatchery and will feature various activities that get children outdoors while also getting them up and moving.  Topping over 100 participants in 2010, the agencies and organizations partnering to make the endeavor possible hope to see even more participation and fun in 2011.  So make plans to be a part of this great family oriented summer event!  Come join us! Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and there is no cost for the event. 

 

Are you a birder? Seeking birding related activities to do with those

you teach and/or lead? If so, here is a workshop suited just for you!

Mark your calendar for Friday, Friday, June 24th, 2011 as the

hatchery will offer a Flying WILD Facilitator Course from 10 a.m.

until 3:30 p.m. CST. Flying WILD, a program of the Council for

Environmental Education, introduces students to bird conservation

through standards-based classroom activities and environmental

stewardship projects. Flying WILD also encourages schools

to work closely with conservation organizations, community groups,

and businesses involved with birds to implement school bird festivals

and bird conservation projects. So if you’re an educator, 4-H leader,

Boy or Girl Scout troop volunteer, park ranger and/or naturalist, etc,

or just a birding enthusiast, and you’re seeking fun, engaging activities

that are hands on, then this is the workshop for you! Learn how

Flying WILD brings students, teachers and the overall community

together to advance bird conservation!  As with other workshops,

pre-registration is required and can be done so by contacting the

hatchery at 270-343-3797 or via email:  Amanda_Patrick@fws.gov.

Cost per participant is $20 and includes all programming and

materials, curriculum guide, facilitator handbook, all programming and

lunch and snacks.

Do you love the outdoors, work with kiddos ages 3 to 7 and wonder

how you might be able to combine environmental education into the

work you do at your day care, in your Head Start program, with your

preschoolers, etc? If so, here is the perfect class for you! 

Designed especially for those professionals who work in the field of

early childhood education and/or early childhood care, this workshop

will equip you with two newly designed curriculums (Growing Up

WILD and Project Learning Tree’s Environmental Experiences for

Early Childhood) that are all about bringing nature themed games,

activities, snack ideas and more into the hands of those children you

work with. Both Growing Up WILD and PLT’s Environmental

Experiences for Early Childhood build upon children’s sense of

wonder about nature and invite them to explore wildlife and the world

around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences,

these two guides provide an early foundation for developing positive

impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic

skills. To be a part of the workshop, which is scheduled for

Thursday, June 30th, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. 3 p.m. CST, contact

Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist Amanda

Patrick at 270-343-3797 or via email at Amanda_Patrick@fws.gov.

Pre-registration is required and is $40 per participant, which includes

the following:  all programming and materials, 2 curricula, lunch and

snacks.

 

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

 

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