Bear Hunters:  The 2014 archery/crossbow season for bears opens Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.  All hunters must check the KDFWR homepage or call the Info Center at 1-800-858-1549 AFTER 9:00 PM each day of the season to learn if the black bear quota was met. Go here for info about checking bears

Bear Hunters: The quota for the 2014 archery/crossbow season for bears WAS NOT MET today.  Therefore, the bear season will remain open tomorrow.  For information about checking bears, click here.

 Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

If you’ve got some free time on your hands or you are looking for a place to earn some valuable experience in exchange for college credit, the Salato Wildlife Education Center is the place to be!

What are your interests? What kinds of skills can you offer? Your help and knowledge would be appreciated in any of the following areas:

  • Docent/Education Services
    • Interpretive tours
    • Station Interpreter
    • Special Programs
    • Temporary Exhibits
  • Native Plant Program
    • Planting/Weeding
    • Trail Maintenance
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Everyone has something to offer. We accept those willing to volunteer from ages 16 and up. Retirees are welcome!

Just print out the Volunteer or Internship application (by clicking on one of the links below) and drop it by or mail to:

Salato Wildlife Education Center
Attn: Volunteer Program
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
#1 Sportsman's Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601

* If you have any questions, please call (502) 564-7863 or 1-800-858-1549.

Volunteer Program

Time to spare? Whether you are willing to donate several hours or several weeks a year, we promise the experience will be worthwhile. You don’t have to be a wildlife specialist to be a Salato Wildlife Education Center volunteer. All that is required is a positive attitude, an interest in animals and/or plants, and the ability to work with people of all ages.

Whether you enjoy working indoors or outdoors, Salato has a place for everyone! Some volunteers may choose to work in Guest Services, leading tour groups or conducting educational programs; while other volunteers may choose to help in the Native Plant Greenhouses or at Salato’s front desk.

Everyone has something to offer. We accept those willing to volunteer from ages 16 and up. Retirees are welcome!

Just download the volunteer application and mail it to: Volunteer Program, Salato Wildlife Education Center, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, #1 Sportsman's Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601. For more information, call (502) 564-7863 or 1-800-858-1549. We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer Application Form

Internship Opportunities

“Gain Useful Knowledge and Experience While Earning College Credit”

Depending on the career in mind, the Salato Wildlife Education Center offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to expand their knowledge and gain valuable experience for their chosen field.

Interns may earn college credit for leading interpretive tours, conducting special programs, landscaping with native plants, and much more!

Salato is looking for enthusiastic students interested in and/or majoring in wildlife biology, wildlife management, social work, horticulture, landscape architecture, public relations, or other related fields.

Just download the internship application and mail it to: Volunteer Program, Salato Wildlife Education Center, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, #1 Sportsman's Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601. For more information, call (502) 564-7863 or 1-800-858-1549.

Internship Application

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