We are so pleased to have three schools participating in this program this year.
Pine River School in Midland
Bangor Lincoln Elementary School in Bay City
Christa McAuliffe Middle School
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 a 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.
As of today Feb 16th, all three schools have an average of 150 fish each. The children care for the fish tanks and feedings. We will assist the schools with the releasing of the fish into the wild during the month of May.