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.
Today our students had the great opportunity to extend their learning about Pacific lamprey eels. Maureen Hosty from 4-H, and Sean Connolly from USF&W visited our classroom for a follow up to the lamprey project we piloted at EY in March. Ms. Hosty presented project certificates to each student for their participation in the pilot and sought feedback about the first year of the pilot materials. Mr. Connolly brought in a small aquarium with juvenile lampreys for observation. Students also helped brainstorm design ideas for a classroom observation box for lampreys in the classroom. Overall, it was a great presentation and we look forward to experiences with the lamprey project in the future as it grows.
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