Thursday, February 23, 2012

Social Media at the Hatchery

How many times do you check your facebook account in one day? How about twitter? Are you a YouTube junkie? Do you have a Blog? Social media is the community of this generation. This is how information is exchanged, how the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) mission is conveyed. Often it is much easier to bring the Hatchery to your home via the internet, facebook, flicker than it is for you to visit us. Of course, we would love you to get outside and visit us, but the next best thing is to bring it to you.
Four things to know about Social Media and the USFWS:

       1)    All the photos on the USFWS flicker page are available and free for download to the public. The FWS    national digital library is also a source for free photos. When downloading anything from the internet, look at the copyright information and credit the photographer appropriately.
       2)    A great way to find out about local outdoor events, such as fee free days at refuges, or kids fishing days, is through the FWS Facebook page. Idaho is part of the Pacific region whose page is updated several times a day.
       3)    The FWS has a YouTube channel. Find your favorite video and tell us about it!
       4)    The USFWS pacific region twitter page has over 15,000 followers! Come see what all the buzz is about!

Dworshak National Fish Hatchery contributes to all of the above social media sites. Like us, follow us, tweet us. Let us know what you think about the work we do! Tweet ya later…..

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