Salmon in the Classroom
Salmon in the Classroom is an environmental education program in which students in grades k-12 :
- Raise salmon from eggs to fry.
- Monitor tank water quality.
- Engage in stream habitat study.
- Learn to appreciate water resources.
- Begin to foster a conservation ethic.
- Grow to understand ecosystems.
This program ends the year by releasing the Salmon in a state-approved stream near the school. These particular fry will be released into the Clinton River Watershed at sites approved through the MDRE.
During the year each the teachers tailor the program to fit their individual curricular needs, ensuring each program is unique. Salmon in the classroom allows students to engage in many interdisciplinary applications, including science, social studies, mathematics, language arts, fine arts, as well as physical education.
Clinton Valley Trout Unlimited currently funded 3 Salmon in the Classroom programs at Sashabaw and Scripts Middle Schools.