We wish to welcome the Robert B. Havens Elementary School, Saginaw, Mi. to this wonderful program.
Returning this school year are:
Pine River School in Midland
Bangor Lincoln Elementary School in Bay City
Christa McAuliffe Middle School
The teachers are preparing to set up their fish tanks in the classroom and in late Oct. and mid Nov. pick up the salmon eggs.The excitement is generated through out the schools!
Our first time teachers attend a workshop at the Platte River State Fish Hatchery where they are given a tour of the hatchery and attend a class given by the DNR. This class gives them educational material in which to experience the studying of the salmon life cycle in the classroom.
The program also gives the school a year long opportunity to help students and their families understand that Michigan’s public natural resources and lands are managed and regulated by the DNR. It teaches the children to become ambassadors of our lakes and streams to keep them healthy now and in the future. The true owners of our lakes and streams are the people.
Last May, all three schools had an average of 150 fish each. The children care for the fish tanks and feedings throughout the school year. Our members then assist the schools with the releasing of the fish into the wild.