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Posted on February 26, 2016 at 8:13 AM by Allan Warren
For the past two years, the local salmon homecoming celebration has been held at the Puyallup Historical Hatchery along Clarks Creek. The public has flocked to the event to view the returning salmon, feed the hatchery fish, enjoy activities and entertainment, and learn more about our local salmon.
A new and exciting element to the hatchery emerged when the Puyallup Historical Hatchery Foundation struck up a partnership with the Puyallup School District. Working with Stephanie Haegele, a teacher at Pope Elementary and the District’s STEM coordinator, the hatchery is slated to become a key field experience for the District’s 4th grade classes. A curriculum surrounding salmon, habitat, and water quality will be developed with assistance from Pacific Education Institute. Through the Districts environmental education program, we will also be contributing with lessons and activities for the students.
Tag(s): Salmon Homecoming, Puyallup School District, Puyallup Historical Hatchery, Pope Elementary, Pacific Education Institute