EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
"Nature is a tool to get children to experience not just the wider world, but themselves." - Stephen Moss
The next generation of river stewards will play a critical role in the future of our fisheries. The Henry’s Fork Foundation’s education and outreach programs aim to connect students to our incredible rivers and watersheds, with the hope that they will develop a lifelong appreciation for this unique landscape.
HFF Community Campus and
Henry's Fork Country Interpretive Center
The Henry's Fork Country Interpretive Center allows visitors and community members to explore the Henry's Fork through video displays, interactive maps, a history of fly-fishing library, freshwater aquariums, and a virtual reality drift boat experience. Exhibits and displays cover topics including the aquatic web of life, hydrology and water, agriculture, hydropower, and local history.
Community members and local organizations can contact HFF at 208-652-3567 or firstname.lastname@example.org to use the Community Campus conference room for meetings. HFF also hosts local classrooms from around the watershed for tours and education days at HFF’s Community Campus.
Trout in the Classroom
HFF enhances watershed education in our local elementary school with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Trout in the Classroom program, tailored to the local watershed. Fifth graders learn appreciation for the life cycle of wild rainbow trout by raising their own--from egg to fingerling--in their classroom.
Youth on the Fly
“Youth on the Fly” connects professional fly-fishing guides with local students to increase their participation in fly-fishing as a positive form of recreation in the Henry’s Fork Watershed. "Youth on the Fly" is open to the Ashton Elementary students who just completed the Trout in the Classroom curriculum with HFF. The program is made possible thanks to generous donations from guides, outfitters, Patagonia, family foundations and individual donors.
Intern Program and
Graduate Student Research
Established in 1989, HFF’s top-notch internship program continues after three decades with individual projects and professional supervision for each intern joining the HFF team. Interns complete crucial fieldwork and laboratory and data analysis, and assist with outreach and education efforts across the watershed. Learn more about the intern program for high school and college students here.
Learn more about Graduate Student Research here.