Salmon in the Classroom
Conservation, education and fun in the classroom where the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service strengthens our partnerships with The Black Parent Initiative, Oregon Youth Development Council and Portland Public Schools to bring salmon to the Classroom. Students at Boise-Eliot-Humboldt Elementary School in Northeast Portland, Oregon will watch the eggs hatch, care for the fry until they can be pit tagged and then released back into pacific waterways.. This salmon education program has spread throughout the Pacific region, with tanks in classes from Wenatchee, WA to Boise, ID to Burns, Oregon. The latest project initiates the educational curriculum in an urban elementary school with a diverse student body. The program engages K-8 students in learning about salmon in all its stages. Service staff from multiple programs join together to work with teachers to provide guidance at each stage of growth, lead activities that build an understanding of salmon’s importance, and foster greater environmental stewardship.
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