Stories & Media

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    Reclamation’s Pathways Internship Program provides aspiring students with opportunity to address real-life career challenges

    Collegiate students who aspire to operate a hydroelectric powerplant or assist with native species recovery don’t have to wait long to start realizing their career dreams, if they line-up a summer internship opportunity through Reclamation’s Pathways Internship Program. This summer, 11 students from local and distant university locations, such as University of Las Vegas, Utah State University and Ohio State University, got a first-hand opportunity to test their skills and acumen in water management, hydropower generation, species recovery and a myriad of other professional fields as part of the Lower Colorado Region’s (LCR) Pathway Summer Internship program – hosted annually each summer at the Lower Colorado Regional Office and Hoover Dam. Learn More →

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    Fun all around at the 2018 C.A.S.T. for Kids Event held at the Burley Boat Docks in Rupert, Idaho

    Each year, C.A.S.T. for Kids events are held at Reclamation facilities throughout the West to provide children with disadvantages and/or disabilities with opportunities to learn the joy of fishing. This year’s event on Saturday, July 21 at the Burley Boat Docks in Rupert, Idaho exemplified this goal. In total, 22 children participated in the day’s activities -- one of whom had never caught a fish until this event. There were 13 people who volunteered their time and boats, and shared their knowledge and passion for fishing with the children. Additionally, eight Reclamation employees volunteered their time at this event. Read More →

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    Making a splash at the 2018 C.A.S.T. for Kids event at Horsetooth Reservoir

    It was a beautiful, sunny day at Horsetooth Reservoir, with participants, family members and volunteers alike enjoying a day of fun and fishing for the annual C.A.S.T. for Kids event. This year, there were 30 child participants and 100 volunteers. The event had quite the turnout! For many children, it was their first time fishing and it sure was exciting! Some participants caught between 30 and 40 fish. That moment when you see a child’s face light up from reeling in their first catch makes this type of event worthwhile. Read More →

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    First Annual STEM Event at Flaming Gorge Dam

    On May 24, Reclamation hosted the first science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) event with participating agencies Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service at Flaming Gorge Dam in Dutch John, Utah. The primary goal was to recruit and mentor youth by encouraging them to pursue education and career paths in natural resources. Seventh and eighth grade students from Manila High School participated in the event. Learn More →


Projects & Places

Youth News Stories

Ranger leading a youth program at New Melones Reservoir. Every Kid in a Park

As part of the commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them, the Every Kid in a Park program allows fourth graders nationwide to go to and obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide for an entire year.

By introducing fourth graders to public lands in their backyards and beyond at an early age, the innovative Every Kid in a Park program delivers a nationwide call to action to build the next generation of outdoor stewards of our country’s spectacular and diverse federal lands and waters. Connecting our nation’s youth to the great outdoors is even more important at a time when 80 percent of American families live in cities and most children spend more time on computers and smartphones than exploring nature. The initiative is slated to continue with each year’s group of fourth graders to inspire successive generations to become responsible stewards of our nation’s natural and cultural heritage.

Every Kid in a Park invites children of all backgrounds to discover their public lands and all they offer, including opportunities to be active and spend time with friends and family. As living classrooms, these outdoor places and historic sites also provide hands-on, real-world opportunities to develop critical skills and learn about the natural world. Learn More →

Last Updated: 8/17/18