Salmon in the Classroom

Our Salmon in the Classroom is currently on hiatus due to health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus. If you had a scheduled activity or maintenance plan for the next few weeks, we will not be able to enter schools to assist you. If you have further questions, please contact Katie via email as we will not be in our offices to answer the phones. 

Over 50 Clark County teachers raise coho salmon at their schools through Salmon in the Classroom, a program that helps students form personal connections with salmon and their local watersheds.

Students engage in hands-on learning about salmon biology and anatomy, unique life cycle, and habitat requirements.  After learning about and raising their fish throughout the school year, participants release the salmon into streams and rivers near their schools.

Join Our Program
Learn how to participate in Salmon in the Classroom!
Meet Our Current Participants
Meet the teachers and see how they use SITC in their schools!
Tank and Fish Care Guides
Learn about tank maintenance and fish care.
In-class Activity Offerings
SITC leads a salmon activity with each school.
Salmon Curriculum Resources
Salmon curriculum for download and materials for check-out.
News / Reports
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Salmon in the Classroom is funded by Clark Public Utilities and managed by Columbia Springs. It was initially developed in 1991 by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to provide opportunities for environmental education. WDFW continues to provide the fish for the program.

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Questions? Contact our Salmon in the Classroom Coordinator, Katie by email or at 360-882-0936 ext. 228

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