Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Salmon in the Classroom

Today I was doing some research because in the spring we are going to have some Great-Lakes-related programs. I am supposed to find an expert to come give a talk about the fish and other animals that live in the lakes. I'm going for something cheesy and dramatic like "Monsters of Lake Michigan," but I still thought I'd start with the university extension program and our state's department of natural resources to see if they kept a list of educators or program providers on the topic. On the DNR's website, I came across an irresistible link to "Salmon in the Classroom," which, surprisingly and awesomely, is exactly what it sounds like:

"This instrumental learning experience grants 3rd grade and older students the opportunity to raise, care for and maintain the salmon in their classroom from fall until spring."

Teachers, take note.


  1. Whoa. Does the salmon then come back to the classroom to spawn next year?

  2. I wonder whta the mortality rate is? for the salmon not the students