Hatchery Helpers Youth Volunteer Program

The Hatchery Helpers Youth Volunteer Program is open to students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Hatchery Helpers is a nationally-recognized, award-winning program that allows students to learn about nature and conservation through experiences in volunteerism.

Hatchery Helpers is a fun, free experience in a great learning environment. Youth volunteers will complete light maintenance projects like trail maintenance, watering flowers, and chasing cobwebs. In addition, a fun program of wildlife conservation and outdoor education will be taught, including nature journaling, electrofishing, bird banding, fly fishing, fish anatomy and archery lessons!

Read a great article highlighting the volunteer work and experiences of the Hatchery Helpers at D.C. Booth!  Click here. 

We regret the Hatchery Helpers program will not be available at the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery & Archives during 2018 due to lack of FWS staff to oversee and supervise the program.  We will be implementing educational workshops throughout the summer. Watch for more details on the Website and on our Face Book page. Thank you!






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Video: Introducing DC Booth Fish Hatchery