Each January, elementary students from over 30 classrooms begin tending salmon eggs, donated by the Suquamish Tribe, in their classroom tanks. While the baby salmon grow from egg to alevin to fry, students learn about the salmon life cycle, their habitat, and the impacts of human activity.
In March, these classes visit Clear Creek in Silverdale where they work with local volunteers to learn about plants, test water quality, and discover the many kinds of stream bugs that live in local streams, before releasing their salmon fry to begin their life journey downstream.
If you are a teacher who is interested in the Salmon in the Classroom program for your students, please contact the following individuals for your area:
Central Kitsap and Bremerton area -Clear Creek Task Force, email@example.com
Clear Creek Task Force, firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers in other areas -Kitsap County; Kitsap1: 360.337.5777
Kitsap County; Kitsap1: 360.337.5777
The Salmon in the Classroom program needs volunteers to staff field stations at the school salmon release field trips. If you'd like to volunteer, check bach in late January for a sign up link.
The Salmon in the Classroom program is brought to you courtesy of the Clear Creek Task Force with support from Kitsap County, Kitsap PUD, Kitsap Public Health District, and several other local agencies and groups.
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