Salmon in the Classroom

Our Salmon in the Classroom is currently on hiatus due to health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus. If you have further questions, please contact Katie via email as we will not be in our offices to answer the phones. 

Bring science to life at your school with Salmon in the Classroom!  

Each year we help over 50 teachers raise coho salmon at their schools in classroom aquariums.  As students take care of their salmon throughout the school year, they engage in project-based learning about salmon life cycle, biology, and habitat.  By the time students release their salmon into local streams at the end of the school year, they feel connected to their salmon and personally invested in protecting them.

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

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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Columbia Springs strives to offer a unique setting and educational experiences that foster a greater awareness of the natural world and inspire stewardship.


We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charity.
Our ID number is 91-2127405.

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