Science Education



Salmon Enhancement conducts an extensive outreach and education program on watershed protection. The foundation of our community education programs is Trout in the Classroom. Established 11 years ago, the program places incubator aquariums in local K-12 classrooms. Students raise fish from eggs while learning salmonid life-cycles and the importance of a healthy watershed for human and animal habitats. Our program includes more than 200 presentations in our community each year, reaching more than 5,000 students and community members annually.
Our goals for community education are to:

  • Reach more than 5,000 children annually in outreach and education programs that teach about watershed protection

  • Train at least 100 volunteers in other agencies and organizations about teaching and interpreting salmon and trout information, watershed protection and the individual's role in land and watershed stewardship

  • Train at least 40 teachers to use the Trout in the Classroom program materials and incubators.

  • Establish a Creek Ecology Lab. The lab will be technology-based and will provide students in our community with the opportunity to learn by experiencing hands-on natural resource management skills such as water monitoring, GPS/GIS technology, data collection protocols and more.



Support Your School!

This year your student will be participating in a unique hands-on science program known as Trout in the Classroom. This program offers your student the chance to witness first hand in his/her classroom the evolving life cycle of the Rainbow Trout.

Your student will get to observe the eggs hatch into alevin and grow into fry. Along this journey we will participate in environmental science education presentations and activities. The program culminates with a field trip to a local lake where we will release our trout and spend the day doing fun activities at the lake.

We are looking forward to a fun and exciting Trout in the Classroom program! And you can help. Your tax-deductible donation will support the classroom of your choice. Simply click the button for the classroom you would like to support. Don't see your classroom? Have your teacher contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get registered today.

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Registration Open for Trout in the Classroom Project

Educators are now welcome to register for our 2014 Trout in the Classroom (TIC) projects. Our 2014 program will begin in with an Educator's Workshop in January, egg arrival in February and fish release field trips scheduled in May and June. 

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