The first thing I did was meet Brad Thompson, the Fisheries Division manager, in the building lobby. He took me back to his office where I asked him a couple of questions, which he gladly answered for me. Then I sat in on a meeting about the hatchery monitoring and evaluation team plans for the summer.
|Pond near office|
Later I went to see Linda Moore. She works on the blog and I got to see how it is made. Then, I went to see Dan Spencer and Baker Holden. Dan told me about his recent interactions with wildlife and the Youth Careers in Nature camp he leads during the summer. Dan gave me a packet about the camp. He called it “light reading” even though it’s a good 12 pages long. Then we went back to Dan’s office and he showed me pictures of work he had done while at another U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office in Alaska. The wildlife is so amazing!
Lastly, I went back to Brad’s office and asked him about his favorite subject, CLIMATE CHANGE. He has many observant things to say about it including concerns about potential future changes for fish in Washington. I don’t like it either and if we don’t plan for it, the fish and wildlife may not continue to survive where they are currently located, which would be horrible. We wouldn’t be able to learn about fish and do what we love.
This experience I had job shadowing at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service really opened my eyes to all the possibilities. It has made me realize what I can really do in life.