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Salmon Watch – Connecting Kids to Creeks


The Salmon Watch Program, created by Oregon Trout in 1993 connects students with creeks and rivers through a program that focuses on hands-on activities centered around Salmon.  The program culminates in a field day, where the students complete a number of activities in the field by a local creek or river.  Activities focus on salmon biology/salmon life cycles, water quality, macro invertebrates, and riparian systems.  Service learning projects including restoration projects (invasive species management and planting of native species) are incorporated into the program. Local experts including professional fish biologists, hydrologists, botanists, and educators participate in the program and share their knowledge and experience by teaching programs at the field days. 

Programs are held in Jackson and Josephine County and we are working to hold classes in Curry County as well.  Field locations currently include (or have included) Valley of the Rogue State Park, McGregor Park, Bear Creek Park, Coyote Trails Nature Center, Palmerton Park, and Cantrall Buckley Park.

Partners in the program that provide in kind support, funding, or other assistance include communities, watershed councils, non governmental organizations, Land Conservancies, Council of Governments, local utilities (water commission and Rogue Valley Services), educational organizations, and local, state, and federal agencies.

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The Salmon Watch Program – Connecting Kids to Creeks

Provides an overview of a Salmon Watch Program conducted at Bear Creek Park.

Salmon Watch Partners and Participants