Sparking an Outdoor Interest

News

The game and fish industry is a great career opportunity for women.
That’s the message a local college professor is delivering to local high school girls this week.
Jim Olson takes us to Riverdale where Dakota College at Bottineau’s “Water Camp” was visiting the fish hatchery.

(Tour Guide) “Water is fed in from Lake Sakakawea…”

The girls touring the Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery may just end up with jobs at a place like this.

(Sierra Heinz, Rolette Sophomore) “I think it’d be really neat to try it out.”
(Maddison Peltier, Rolette Junior) “I do really like going outside and exploring different things.”
(Kjersten Sebelius, Rolette Sophomore) “I’m still trying to find what I want to do with my life – what’s my passion – so this could be part of my passion.”

The girls are enrolled in the Water Camp at Dakota College at Bottineau. A three-day excursion into non-traditional careers – like working at a hatchery.

(Amy Koehler, DCB Instructor) “The fisheries and wildlife programs, a lot of our natural resource programs – I notice there’s definitely a lot more men.”

That’s why Amy Koehler used a grant to form this event.

(Amy Koehler, DCB Instructor) “We thought we’d do this camp and show these girls they’re capable of doing the exact things that men are doing and expose them to the different careers and industries that are out there they can join in on.”

They’ve already been knee-deep in a lake, learning about its habitat, and will finish up Thursday building an outdoor aquaponics system. All to see it there’s a spark of interest in doing something a little unusual. And they can do it close to home.

(Amy Koehler, DCB Instructor) “The schooling we have right at your backdoor at Bottineau – we have these programs available. We’re ready for you and would love to have you come out there.”
(Tour Guide) “The fish just come spilling out into the water.”

In Riverdale, Jim Olson, KX News.

The water camp was made possible by a grant from North Dakota Career and Technical Education.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Recent Videos

Honoring Officer Cody Holte

Thumbnail for the video titled "Honoring Officer Cody Holte"

Bismarck Blast tournament

Thumbnail for the video titled "Bismarck Blast tournament"

Robert Suhr KX News At 6pm Forecast 6-6-20

Thumbnail for the video titled "Robert Suhr KX News At 6pm Forecast 6-6-20"

Remembering a local inspiration

Thumbnail for the video titled "Remembering a local inspiration"

Robert One Minute 6-6

Thumbnail for the video titled "Robert One Minute 6-6"

Sabre Dogs

Thumbnail for the video titled "Sabre Dogs"

KX Storm Team Full Late Evening Forecast w/Tom Schrader 6/5

Thumbnail for the video titled "KX Storm Team Full Late Evening Forecast w/Tom Schrader 6/5"

Fastpitch Softball

Thumbnail for the video titled "Fastpitch Softball"

Babe Ruth Baseball

Thumbnail for the video titled "Babe Ruth Baseball"

OneFargo Peaceful Gathering

Thumbnail for the video titled "OneFargo Peaceful Gathering"

Friday, June 5th, 2020 - KX Storm Team Evening Forecast - Dave Holder

Thumbnail for the video titled "Friday, June 5th, 2020 - KX Storm Team Evening Forecast - Dave Holder"

Virtual Pet Adoption

Thumbnail for the video titled "Virtual Pet Adoption"

Cannabis Signature Drive

Thumbnail for the video titled "Cannabis Signature Drive"

Honor Flights

Thumbnail for the video titled "Honor Flights"

Sugar Spinning Sisters

Thumbnail for the video titled "Sugar Spinning Sisters"

SUPERSIZED KX Storm Team #OneMinuteForecast w/Tom Schrader 6/5

Thumbnail for the video titled "SUPERSIZED KX Storm Team #OneMinuteForecast w/Tom Schrader 6/5"

Amber's Friday Morning #OneMinuteForecast 6/5

Thumbnail for the video titled "Amber's Friday Morning #OneMinuteForecast 6/5"

Severe storms highlight the weekend forecast

Thumbnail for the video titled "Severe storms highlight the weekend forecast"

FURRY FRIDAY: MEET LADY DOGGA THE DOG

Thumbnail for the video titled "FURRY FRIDAY: MEET LADY DOGGA THE DOG"

LIFE HACKS: CARS

Thumbnail for the video titled "LIFE HACKS: CARS"
More Video

KX News Trending Stories

Don't Miss

Daily Pledge

More Daily Pledge