FISH Docents (lead education programs and tours of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery)


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Thu Sep 01, 2016 - Thu Dec 01, 2016


125 W. Sunset WayIssaquah, WA 98027

Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery


FISH docents are needed to lead tours both during the week and on weekends in the fall when the salmon return to spawn.

Our busiest time of the year is September through November. FISH volunteers provide guided tours, assist hatchery staff with egg collection and fertilization, and give information to visitors across the hatchery grounds.

We have volunteer docent opportunities throughout fall weekdays, weekday evenings, and weekends. We also have opportunities at the Ballard Locks weekdays and weekends.

In the winter, FISH volunteers help in the hatchery in a number of ways, from maintaining the health of salmon eggs to releasing trout into local lakes.

In the spring, we attend numerous science fairs at local schools, where we educate students and parents about the salmon lifecycle and dissect a salmon from the previous season.

We have day-long environmental education sessions in the summer for visitors from other summer camps, as well as our own summer camps in which we welcome volunteer assistants. We also attend local festivals and fairs.

Training sessions provided. Our fall docent training takes place September 10th, 2016.

Please visit our website for more information!


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  • Environmental Education

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours per month
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