The Salmon Watch Program, created by Oregon Trout in 1993 connects students with local creeks and rivers through a program that focuses on activities centered around Salmon. The program includes in class curriculum, service learning projects, and culminates in a field day where the students complete a number of hands-on activities in the field by a local creek or river. The activities that a focus on the following modules for the program: salmon biology/salmon life cycles, water quality, macro invertebrates, and riparian systems. Other modules and activities can be substituted as needed. 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.
For program information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The video provides a short description of the program. The field day was conducted at Coyote Trails Nature Center located at U.S. Cellular Community Park in Medford. Students in the video were from Talent Middle School. Volunteer educators include the Rogue Valley Council of Governments, O.S.U. Extension, and the Bear Creek Watershed Education Partners.
New in 2018
Monday, August 13th- Teacher and Instructor Recruitment at the August Institute
Salmon Watch Instructor Training – Wednesday, September 12th, 2018. 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Location t.b.d.
Week of September 24th and October 1st at McGregor Park