Salmon in the Classroom

The grade five students in division five are excited to have the privilege of learning and seeing the development of salmon in their classroom.  This program is supported and funded by Fisheries and Oceans Canada in partnership with Surrey School district.  65 tiny orange Coho salmon eggs arrived in their classroom on January 16thand are developing in a special classroom incubator.  The students are learning about salmon, their life cycle, their habitat, and how salmon are very sensitive to changes in their environment.  “…learning about one’s natural environment while experiencing it can be a life-changing event that forever alters one’s perspective and understanding,” said David Guggenheim (Vice President of The Ocean Conservancy).  Mrs. Peters said the students are looking forward to a hands-on experience while releasing the fries at Tynehead Hatchery after Spring Break.

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