Although the summer may seem to be coming to an end with the start
of school, there is still plenty of time, and several great events, taking
place at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery! So check out the
following and make plans to be a part of our hatchery happenings!
Join us on Saturday, August 6th, 2011 from 1p.m. – 3 p.m. CST as
the hatchery celebrates the birthday of one of the greatest outdoor
icons of all times – Smokey Bear! With cupcakes and free goodies,
bring your family and friends and stop in anytime from 1p.m. – 3 p.m.
CST for a chance to meet the birthday bear himself! You’ll also learn
more about the history of the real Smokey Bear and his campaign
message on forest fire prevention. There will be cake and plenty of
time to tour the hatchery, including the Visitor/Environmental
Education Center, so don’t miss out on all the fun!
Things have changed through the years, and with busy schedules and
numerous activities filling up one’s schedule, families are challenged
more than ever to seek out ways to eat better, exercise more and
spend time together. This in mind, couldn’t we all use a hand helping
our kids eat better and move more? If you are nodding in agreement,
come learn practical tools that really work in a fun and friendly
atmosphere! Make plans to mark off August 8th, 15th, 22nd and
29th, 2011 as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wolf Creek
National Fish Hatchery, in partnership with the Russell County Public
Library, offers an engaging four week parent session offered through
the We Can! Program. We Can!, which stands for Ways to Enhance
Children’s Activity and Nutrition, offers this training, aimed
specifically at parents of children ages 7 through 13, free of charge.
Meetings will be held at the Jamestown Public Library each of the 4
Monday’s listed above, from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. CST, and all
participants will enjoy a bevy of fun activities, including cooking
demos for quick snacks and meals that kids will eat; a chance to talk
to other parents; a copy of the We Can! Parents Handbook; along
with creative ideas for getting your family active and loving it!
Pre-registration is required for planning purposes and can be done so
by contacting Amanda Patrick, Environmental Education/Outreach
Specialist, at 270-343-3797 or via email:
For more information on the We Can! Program, “a national program designed for families and communities to help children maintain a healthy weight” administered through the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institute of Health, please visit the following website: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/.
Are you a teacher, nonformal educator, 4-H leader, Girl Scout/Boy
Scout volunteer, parent, etc looking to learn new engaging, fun
activities that incorporate both the environment and education? If so,
here is a workshop for you! Make plans to attend the Project WILD
Facilitator Workshop, set for Friday and Saturday, August 27th and
28th, 2011. This workshop is designed to train teachers and other
interested persons to lead Project WILD workshops. The goal of
Project WILD is for children and adults to develop problem solving
and decision-making skills about sharing the environment with
wildlife. The workshop will be from 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CST at the
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Visitor/Environmental Education
Center on Friday, August 26th, 2011 and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST
on Saturday, August 27th, 2011. Both days are required. The fee
to register is $50.00, which includes all programming, materials, books, meals and snacks. You may pre-register by contacting Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist Amanda Patrick at 270-343-3797 or via email: Amanda_Patrick@fws.gov.
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.