On September 21, Secretary Zinke traveled to Springfield, Missouri, to sign a Secretarial Order proclaiming October as National Hunting and Fishing Month at the grand opening of the Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium. While at the museum, Secretary Zinke also had a "whale" of a time hosting an underwater Q&A with a fifth-grade class. The Secretary put on flippers and went scuba diving in one of the large aquarium tanks with dozens of different species of aquatic wildlife including tiger sharks and a massive Goliath grouper. Secretary Zinke gave the school children a "deep dive" into how they can get involved in conservation and preserve our wildlife and national treasures.
The next day, Secretary Zinke traveled to Wilson Creek National Battlefield with Congressman Billy Long. The two met with Lyon Elementary School fourth graders, rebuilt an historic fence, and fired a Civil War cannon.