The salmon life cycle

Our salmon journey

It has been our second time raising salmon at SAGA! In January, we received about 100 to 250 Chum eggs, which our students helped to raise until they were released in Carkeek Park in May. As salmon are the key to healthy rivers and forests, the students are learning about life cycles, interrelationships in ecosystems, environmental stewardship, and the importance of salmon to Pacific Northwest commerce and culture. This opportunity also helps teach our elementary students about core skills such as observation and data collection.


There are many important tasks in taking care of the salmon. Our third through fifth graders helped to feed them, check the tank temperature, test the water quality, and clean the tank. 

number of salmon released
Water testing equipment
Water testing
The fry stage
imprint tank
number of salmon released
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