Original post: North Vancouver School District website (https://www.sd44.ca/District/LearnShareGrow/default.aspx#/view/316)
Contributor: Katherine Kee, Principal, Cove Cliff Secondary School
The Salmonids in the Classroom program was first introduced into the North Vancouver School District in 1981. This is the 37th year the program has been operating in the school district.
From a small beginning, the program has continued to grow and develop into the successful program it is today. The program works in conjunction with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Seymour Hatchery and the Salmonid in the Schools program.
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Each year, classroom incubators are set up in schools throughout the district. On January 24, 2018, the salmon eggs were delivered and carefully placed in the tanks. This year, there will be 40 in-class incubators in 23 elementary schools and 6 secondary school. In April, the salmon fry will be released into streams across North Vancouver.
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If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact one of the Salmon Advisors.
They are: Kathy Kee (kkee@sd44.ca), Diane Ehling (dehling@sd44.ca), Spencer Kelly (spencerKelly@sd44.ca), Angela Meule (ameule@sd44.ca), Sandie Hollick-Kenyon (sandra.hollick-kenyon@dfo-mpo.gc.ca) or Bev Bowler (bgbowler@me.com).
Our Gently Down the Seymour field trip gives students a chance to see where the eggs came from. To learn more visit the page.