Salmon in the Schools - Seattle

Organization Details

NameSalmon in the Schools - Seattle

Organization Description

Mission statementnot provided
Service(s) descriptionA unique educational program where area coordinators work directly with teachers to secure coho, chum, or Chinook eggs, offer learning opportunities as the fry develop, and assist when students release their fry into local creeks and Lake Washington. SIS-Seattle also helps new teachers and volunteers gain confidence in managing their tanks and provides technical assistance to resolve equipment and water-quality concerns.
Program impactWhile applying such core skills as observation and data collection, students learn about life cycles, interrelationships in ecosystems, environmental stewardship, and the importance of salmon to Pacific Northwest commerce and culture. Teachers and tank volunteers involve students in caring for their fish, monitoring water chemistry, and documenting fish behavior. They link this study to other units and many foster a “salmon climate” that extends learning and awareness to multiple classrooms and grades.

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