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Upcoming Event Schedule for July at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

July is officially here, and along with fireworks and fun, why not make plans to spend some time outdoors with you, your family and friends? Or maybe you are a teacher seeking professional development credits and would like to find some great workshops and trainings right in your backyard? Whatever the reason, there is no better place to enjoy some summer fun than Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery! In fact, check out the following events that are in store for the month of July! Questions? If so, please contact Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist Amanda Patrick.


Calling all secondary educators! Friday, July 8th, 2011 will be the

event for you! Project Learning Tree’s (PLT) Secondary Modules

are the perfect avenue for engaging older students in fun, hands on

activities to better connect students to the outdoors. Additionally the

workshop is ideal for non-formal educators, those working with

Boy/Girl Scout, 4-Hers, community groups and more. The event will

be from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. CST with a cost of $30 (which includes all

programming and materials, complete set of the PLT Secondary

Modules, lunch and snacks). Pre-registration is required and may

be completed by contacting Environmental Education/Outreach

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

Are you looking for some new, fun and exciting hands-on environmental education activities to use in your classroom, with your Scout troop, 4-H group, etc? If you’ve answered “YES!” then here is a GREAT class for you! Join facilitators Amanda Patrick, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist, Wolf Creek

National Fish Hatchery, and Jennifer Hardwick, District Operations,

Russell County Soil Conservation District, as they lead you through

one and/or two fun-filled days of engaging learning that is sure to be a

great training opportunity for teachers, Girl/Boy Scout  leaders, 4-H

volunteers, etc. Teachers in attendance will gain professional

development hours and also program guidance in core content areas

and national standards too at this All About Ag and the Environment

workshop event! Along with the Food, Land and People curriculum,

which promotes approaches to learning to help people better

understand the interrelationships among agriculture, the environment

and people of the world, participants will also learn more about

pollinators and the important role they play along with ideas and

information concerning community gardens. For those seeking to

obtain either an educator or facilitator level in the Food, Land and

People curriculum, Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 will be the

facilitators training while Thursday, July 14th, 2011 will be the

educator workshop. Those facilitators trained on Wednesday are

encouraged to stay and watch an educator workshop in action on

Thursday, July 14th. We’ll also explore outdoor classroom

resources, so don’t miss out on all of the agriculture and the

environment FUN! The workshop will begin each day at 9

a.m. 4 p.m. CST. Registration costs for attendance are $15 per

day if only registering for either Wednesday or Thursday or a

discount rate if registering for both days via a $25 fee. Cost includes

all programming, materials, curricula, lunch and snacks. As with other

workshops, pre-registration is required and can be done so by

contacting the hatchery at 270-343-3797 or via email:


Did you know that at least 80% of our world’s crop plant species require pollination?  Estimates as high as one out of every third bite of food comes to us through the work of animal pollinators? Birds, bees, butterflies along with bats, beetles and even mosquitoes and blow flies are among the myriad of creatures which transfer pollen between seed plants. This function is vital for plant reproduction and food production. If you’re seeking to learn more about pollinators, gardening and more, come join us for a “buzzing” good time on Friday, July 22nd, 2011 from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. CST as the hatchery hosts a one day workshop event dedicated to pollination and community/classroom gardening. Gain additional information on how to help our pollinators through activities and ideas for pollinator related programs for the classroom and beyond. We’ll also look at curricula and resources to help get you going in creating a community and/or school garden, even ways to make the project interdisciplinary! Learn about the honey bee disappearance too and ways to help along with how to build a pollinator garden, the connection between pollinators and chocolate, pollinator friendly meal ideas, resources available for your use, insight into creating outdoor classroom spaces too and much, much more! Have questions or concerns? If so, please contact Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist Amanda G. Patrick at 270-343-3797 or via email:


Continuing with a month-long series of engaging environmental education related workshops, join us for the Building Your EE Toolkit workshop on Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00p.m CST. Gain the skills to get your family outdoors, encourage reluctant learners and connect others to the natural world around them! You’ll get some “make and take” items for your classroom, nature center, etc as well as some easy to implement lesson plans that connect directly with national standards in math, science, and English. Learn how easy it is to make an outdoor classroom as well as the myriad of health benefits experience encompassed as children connect with nature and also explore a grassroots level model created and initiated to better inform and empower professionals of all backgrounds, especially those working in the healthcare field to help in getting people of all ages, especially children, connected with nature. The cost for this workshop will be $10. For more information and/or how to register, please contact Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist Amanda G. Patrick at 270-343-3797 or via email:


Are you an educator, program leader or parent who enjoys the

outdoors but would like to learn new, engaging ways to incorporate

writing and even technology, like digital photography, into your lesson

plans, events and programs? If so, here is the perfect workshop for

you! On Thursday, June 28th, 2011, from 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. CST,

the hatchery will also host a Leopold Education Project (LEP)

Workshop. The LEP curriculum, Lessons in Land Ethic, is an

innovative, interdisciplinary conservation ethics curriculum targeted

for grades 6-12. The LEP increases student’s awareness of the land

and informs them of how to make responsible choices for our planet,

while simultaneously teaching important social, collaborative and

critical thinking skills. The LEP is unique in that it uses a classic

environmental literary work, Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac, to

reach students with a conservation ethics message that strives to instill

an appreciation for the land community. It’s a great learning/training

opportunity for educators of all backgrounds, including teachers, 4-H

leaders, Girl/Boy Scout leaders, parents, etc. Total cost for the

workshop is $50.00, and this includes a copy of A Sand County

Almanac by Aldo Leopold; field journal; Lessons in a Land Ethic:

Teacher’s Guide and Student Activities; Exploring the Outdoors with

Aldo Leopold Activity CD; LEP Task Cards; and Blue Ribbon

Quotes (14 laminated posters of quotes by Aldo Leopold) along with

all other programming materials, snacks and lunch. Interested in

learning more? If so, contact Environmental Education/Outreach

Specialist Amanda G. Patrick at 270-343-3797 or via email:


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:

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