Salmon in the Classroom
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.
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.