Twelve elementary schools participate in a virtual program using the live salmon tanks and outdoor net pen, culminating in salmon released in Swan Creek and Thea Foss Waterway. Students study water quality using at home kits, assess stream health virtually using weekly videos and data provided by Foss Waterway Seaport staff. Students will then choose and defend best area of Swan Creek to release Coho fry in May.

Students are introduced to the salmon lifecycle, participate in live salmon care via our close-up salmon camera with a live instructor, virtually visit the Voights’ creek hatchery, and participate in a mediated discussion about orca and salmon recovery.Students demonstrate an increased knowledge of stewardship actions necessary to improve salmon habitat in Puget Sound and can identify at least one action that can be taken in their own neighborhoods.