Department of Fish and Wildlife
Workshop Offers Educators A Closer Look At Kentucky’s Unique Ecosystem
Educators can learn about Kentucky’s unique ecosystem – and how to apply those concepts in a classroom setting – during an eco-workshop at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 7.
Many kids can tell you about endangered species from other parts of the world, such as tigers or pandas, but most youth have trouble identifying endangered species found in Kentucky. The more kids understand about our native wildlife, the more investment they are likely to make in protecting, preserving, conserving and managing our resources.
We will discuss the different adaptations of Kentucky’s native wildlife and plants, their ecological roles and their native habitats. All participants will receive a Teach Kentucky notebook containing additional exercises and activities for the classroom. The cost of the program is $15 with pre-registration required.
The Salato Center has a variety of native animals for the public to see, including a black bear, an eagle, bobcats, elk, deer, bison, snakes and fish. The center has numerous indoor exhibits and miles of hiking trails open to the public. Fishing is available at two lakes. While some programs may require a registration fee, general admission to the Salato Center is free.
For more information, call 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4445. Learn more about upcoming events at the Salato Center on the Internet at fw.ky.gov. The Salato Center, operated by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, is located at the department’s headquarters at #1 Sportsman’s Lane (formerly #1 Game Farm Road), off U.S. 60 in Frankfort, 1.5 miles west of U.S. 127. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The center is closed Sundays, Mondays and state holidays.