Our trip to the Bonneville Dam and fish hatchery was fantastic. The weather was great, tour guides at the dam were great, parent chaperones were great, and our student behavior was great. Even the fish seemed to be doing quite well today. Our students culminated their learning from a STEM unit earlier in the year on salmon and energy as well as from a pilot project about lamprey eels. It was a delight to see and hear students share their expertise with their tour guides, parents, and peers.
We had a wonderful time touring Bonneville Dam, Bonneville Fish Hatchery, and viewing the beauty of the Columbia Gorge on our trip there and back today. As usual our students were very well behaved and received compliments from the Bonneville staff for their good citizenship. The field trip was a great culmination of our science studies of energy, ecosystems, and the trout life cycle. One of the big highlights was viewing the two huge sturgeon that have been featured at the fish hatchery for several years.