A million dollar morning with Viewlands Elementary School

This group of riveted youngsters is not from this spring’s Viewlands field trip (last summer), but you get the idea!

Friday, February 17, 2017 was our first class of the imprinting season with 44 2nd & 4th graders from Viewlands Elementary School.

We had 3 stations with 13 minute rotations:

  • Station #1:  Salmon Rearing, Imprinting, & Feeding (Christel Peterson & Jake the rather friendly and handsome canine friend)
  • Station #2:  Watershed Ecosystem Simulations & Demonstrations (David Koon)
  • Station #3:  Water Quality Testing: is this water good for salmon? (Priya Pugh & Rick Henry)

Knowledge, observations, queries, and fundamentals abounded. Even the weather seemed to smile.

There are a lot of sources for success like this, including the tireless work from Les Malmgren, Dale Calkin, and Bill Hagen – to the support from SPU’s Beth Miller and Bill Malatinsky, to the super secret special SIS squad that includes Nancie Hernandez, Judy Pickens and Phil Sweetland.

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