Each year the Education and Outreach Team receives assistance with booth design and staffing from one of the CDFW Northern Region programs. This year I’d like to commend the Inland Fisheries Program for their creative and enthusiastic help designing exhibits for our booths at the 2015 Boat, Sport and RV Show and Shasta District Fair. Many thanks to our faithful crew of Natural Resource Volunteers who load and unload the transport vehicles and assemble and disassemble all the backdrops and tables. Lastly, I want to thank all of the staff and volunteers who worked one or more shifts at the booth and did your best to make sure visitors enjoyed our booth and took some CDFW knowledge away with them.
~Eda Eggeman, Education and Outreach Team Chairperson
After CDFG became CDFW, Graphic Designer Extraordinaire Meredith Fleener with the Office of Communication, Education and Outreach in Sacramento designed our new banner.
The 2015 Boat, Sport, and RV Show booth featured photos and text about our Northern Region Redband Trout Rescue and Restoration Program.
The CDFW booth is a great place to hob-nob with local celebrities. Author Steve Callan and the Coleman National Fish Hatchery mascot pose with a poster of Steve’s book, “Badges, Bears, and Eagles” at the 2015 Boat, Sport and RV Show.
Elk antler headbands donated by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation were a big hit with children and our booth workers!
Each year the Shasta District Fair staff chooses a theme and challenges exhibitors to use that theme in their booth design. The CDFW design team addressed this year’s theme, “Homegrown and Homemade,” by featuring ‘homegrown’ salmon and redband trout, and ‘homemade’ fish screens, ladders and back-flooding weirs.
Fisheries Scientific Aid Torry Zimmerman and Outreach Coordinator Eda Eggeman put the finishing touches on the Shasta District Fair booth. Education and Outreach Team member Samantha Reece was also a key booth installer.
Reservoir Biologist Monty Currier assembled a very informative and artistic slide show of Inland Fisheries Program activities. Those are Monty’s son and daughter displaying their catch at a Mt. Shasta Hatchery Kids Fishing Day in the photo above the TV.
Last but not least, it wouldn’t be a district fair without a blue ribbon or two! This is our fourth award for “Best Use of Theme,” selected and awarded by the Shasta District Fair staff.