Salmon in the Classroom

Inspiring stewardship through salmon.

The goal of the Salmon in the Classroom program is to engage Clark County students, parents, and community members in environmental stewardship by increasing awareness of salmon’s unique life cycle and habitat requirements.

Salmon in the Classroom is a program of Columbia Springs in partnership with and funded by Clark Public Utilities. It was created in 1991 by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to provide students an opportunity for hands-on environmental education. By studying salmon, their habitat, and water quality, students discover the interrelationships of species within their local watershed. By learning how to protect the salmon’s habitat, the students ultimately learn how to care for the health of their own environment.

All schools, public and private, throughout Clark County are welcome to participate in the Salmon in the Classroom program. We do, however, prioritize schools that are not yet participating.

Become a Participant

Last year 50 classrooms across Clark county participated in the Salmon in the Classroom program. If you would like to join the program, please read our SITC Participant Packet and fill out a Participant Application. We will contact you when there are openings for new teachers.

Teacher Resources and Curriculum

The Hero’s Journey is a comprehensive curriculum compiled specifically for Salmon in the Classroom. We are happy to provide you with a hard copy (a large binder) or you may print out┬áspecific activities or a complete copy.

If you have questions or concerns about your fish, you can download the Salmon Care information packet.

Classroom Activities

The Salmon in the Classroom program offers one in-class educational visit to each of our participants. Participants may choose one of the following activities led by our education coordinator.

For more information about Salmon in the Classroom, please contact Amanda Frankel at (360) 882-0936 ext. 228 or via email at sitc@columbiasprings.org

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