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Salmon in the Schools

Salmon in the Schools is a local program which strives to increase salmon awareness and empathy. It began 30 years ago and continues to garner support at many levels.  From January until April OLL students care for coho salmon eggs in an on-campus tank until the salmon are released at Matthews Beach into Lake Washington. (COVID has canceled this endeavor this year).  While understanding the life cycle of this cultural keystone species, students learn what it means to be an environmental steward and ways that they can personally protect their neighborhood watershed and encourage others to do so.