Salmon Watch is an experiential, environmental education curriculum centered in salmon ecology.
Local middle and high school teachers use in-class curriculum covering the salmon life cycle and ecological needs of salmon to teach everything from science and math to literature and history.
In the field trip component of this curriculum, volunteer educators teach local students about salmon and watershed ecology through the use of four education stations. Focusing on water quality, riparian ecology, fish biology and macroinvertebrates, students perform field-based activities and experiments, and then record observations.
Through hands-on stream-side participation, the Lane County Salmon Watch program instills deeper understanding of each person’s relationship to their local watershed, reconnecting communities to the natural world.
Chinook Salmon Field Trips
Lane County Salmon Watch centers field trips around the migration of Chinook Salmon. Spawning generally occurs from August to early November for spring Chinook and from September to early January for fall Chinook.