City of Lynnwood offers salmon education opportunities for local classrooms

The City of Lynnwood Fish Hatchery and Environmental Education Center invites kids to learn about marine life and environment conservation (Photo courtesy of the City of Lynnwood)

Calling all Lynnwood K-12 educators: The City of Lynnwood is offering opportunities to teach students about salmon, water quality, habitat requirements, and how our actions on land affect our salmon, orca whales, and all other aquatic life. These include:

Salmon in the classroom: Receive fertilized Coho salmon eggs and raise them until they are ready to be released into the wild. Visit the Lynnwood hatchery for a field trip to release your own fish and see the process at a larger scale. Classroom presentations are also available.

Salmon release field trip: Can’t raise your own fish in the classroom? Don’t worry, the city has plenty of fish for your students to release. Visit the City of Lynnwood’s hatchery and environmental education center to learn about water quality, native plants, the salmon life cycle, and get a chance to release a salmon into the wild.

Classroom presentations

The City of Lynnwood partners with Nature Vision to offer a wide range of environmental education programs including nature in the classroom, habitat connections, and watershed programs. Space is limited. For more information and to get involved, contact Cameron Coronado at 425-670-5245 or ccoronado@LynnwoodWA.gov.

The City of Lynnwood Fish Hatchery and Environmental Education Center has reached 1,582 students through classroom visits where students learned about water quality, the salmon life cycle and how our actions on land affect our waters. The city was also able to host 16 field trips to the salmon hatchery, reaching 1,146 students.

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