What makes Pacific Northwest salmon unique?
Why are salmon so important to us in Washington State?
What can we do to protect our waterways and ensure the future of our salmon?
During the first week of December, over 800 area students will answer these questions and more at the Mary Olson Farm.
The first annual Sea to Stream Week – to be held Dec. 4 – 7, 2018 – is a collaboration between the Mary Olson Farm, the Environmental Science Center, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and the King Conservation District. The program provides a unique and holistic approach to science and stewardship. On a Sea to Stream Week fieldtrip students will view spawning salmon in the Olson stream, hear Native American salmon origin stories, learn Native fishing techniques, conduct field science and water testing, and experience the anatomy of salmon by dissecting a specimen from a local hatchery. All of these hands-on activities are led by trained naturalists, Farm staff, and cultural educators from the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe. These fieldtrips are free of charge thanks to the generous support of the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment and the Washington Department of Ecology.
Want to schedule a time to view this program? Please contact Rachael McAlister at rmcalister[email protected].
Financial Support for Sea to Stream Week at Mary Olson Farm was provided by: Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, a granting fund created by the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and administered by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment.
More info here: http://wrvmuseum.org/farm_field_trips.html.
Mary Olson Farm is located at 28728 Green River Road: