Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Student Conservation Association Internship Program
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Student Conservation Association student, Chelsey Roy
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery (NFH) would like to thank Student Conservation Association (SCA) Intern Chelsey Roy, for her service working in the Visitor/Environmental Education Center this summer. Chelsey was familiar with the hatchery facilities and programs as she worked last summer as an YCC student.
The SCA student proved to be a leader in working with the other volunteer staff members. Wolf Creek NFH SCA program includes hands on activities in educational outreach like developing and conducting tours, working on service projects with other organizations, and working alongside staff to incorporate face to face discussions about working with the Service. From assisting in the daily operation of the gift shop to answering questions from the public, the student proved to be more than capable at stepping up and helping to guide operation of the center. She also showed great potential in helping to organize the Annual Catch A Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby, the largest event of its kind in Kentucky and one of the largest in the United States.
The SCA intern program teaches interns the valuable lessons to be learned from hard work and the satisfaction that comes from using both mind and body to better understand environmental education, biology and behavior of threatened or endangered species on a real-world, holistic level.
Chelsey was a great asset and we hope these experiences have helped to focus her quest for a meaningful career in natural resource management. She will be a junior at the University of Louisville and is majoring in Biology in hopes of pursuing a career as a veterinarian.
SCA is America's conservation corps. Its members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states. SCA's mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.