PHS science teacher Sean Singewald gets experience with science applications in the outside world during employment at Decorah Fish Hatchery

Sean Singewald, who is the high school science teacher at PHS, worked for the DNR this summer at the Decorah Fish Hatchery. In this photo he is seen with a large catfish.


Sean Singewald, who teaches high school biology and physics at Postville High School, had a hands-on experience this summer with the DNR (Department of Natural Resources) when he was hired to work at the Decorah Fish Hatchery.

Sean, who will be beginning his fourth year at PHS this fall, said, “I never expected to be working with the DNR this summer; however, that changed when I received an email in April saying the Iowa Governor’s STEM advisory Council was looking for a teacher to help out at the hatchery this summer.”

The job at the hatchery, Singewald explained, was to get experience with science applications in the outside world. He added, “I had worked with the Decorah hatchery at a previous school and thought that this would be a good way to re-establish that connection.”

Sean concluded by saying, “I enjoyed the experience and will be applying again. I am hoping to get a position in the medical field or something physics related. I would also like to work more with resource management or an investigative branch of DNR. With the fish kill, there are different samples and tests that need to be run to help determine the cause and source of the kill. I think that would be very interesting.”

The hatchery is open from sun-up to sun-down, so check them out.  

Read the full article in the August 14 edition of the Postville Herald.