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Jun 29

School Year Comes to a Close

Posted to Environmental Education on June 29, 2022 at 3:06 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost

PCD's Environmental educators Chris and Connor holding a couple of the salmon they raised.It was quite the 2021-22 school year for the PCD Environmental Education team. We enjoyed returning to schools to work with teachers and students again. Throughout the school year, we involved over 2,100 students in our programming!

Here are some highlights from a busy year:

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Apr 28

Raising Salmon at The Office

Posted to Environmental Education on April 28, 2022 at 5:50 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost

Thousands and thousands of eggs from Diru Creek HatcheryFor the first time this year, PCD raised live animals in our very own office-coho salmon! We raised them for Salmon in the Classroom, a partnership between Foss Waterway Seaport (FWS),  (TPS), and our Environmental Education team. We helped FWS teach lessons, provide tank support, and troubleshoot tank issues at 12 Tacoma elementary schools. When all was said and done, we had our salmon for about four months, raised them from eggs to fry and then released them into the wild. There was so much to learn and do to raise our coho, which took a lot of time and attention, but it was completely worth it!

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