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Hooked On Family Fishing event

When it Rains it Pours: Families Hooked on Fishing

The weather on the morning of April 30th, 2022 was indecisive. Patches of blue sky and sun dared everyone to hope that the torrential rain forecasted for the day might …

Education Newsletter Winter 2022

Hello, from the National Wildlife Federation’s Education Team Across the country, the National Wildlife Federation’s education program leaders, educators, and students are finding creative ways to engage their communities and …

Delivering Schools of Salmon

“So you’re the Egg Lady”, was the greeting I received as I entered Corbett Elementary School on a bright but cold November afternoon. I had called ahead to inform the …

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Hooked on Family Fishing: Casting Through Environmental Barriers

It is lightly drizzling as I pull into the parking lot at Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale, Oregon. The inaugural Hooked on Family Fishing Day hosted by the Association of …

Fish Eggs to Fry Zooms into Virtual Classrooms

As I walk into the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife office, I am nervous, but excited. It is my very first egg delivery day and I have spent a …

Got Salmon Eggs?

“The eggs are here,” a third grader whispers excitedly to his friend as they walk into the classroom. The buzz travels throughout the classroom and stops as the teacher brings …

A Fun Furlough at Family Fish Camp

Cabins tucked away in a serene forest next to one of Oregon’s most beautiful rivers? Check. A pond stocked with over 500 rainbow trout? Check. Families giddy with excitement about …

Salmon Stewards: Seasons of Growth

“Fish are like trees! ” exclaimed Melody, a 3rd grader who is now also an enthusiastic Salmon Steward at Carus Elementary. She’s referring to the unexpected discovery she made when peering …

Reeling in Salmon Stewards

How do you transform children into wildlife stewards? By giving them an opportunity to foster animals at school. While many teachers opt for a furry class pet – an adorable …

Diversity is a Conservation Issue

The first year or so I was a Steelheader member, I was consumed with simply learning how to fish. I was wholly focused on catching my first Buoy 10 salmon, …

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