One of Trout Unlimited’s partners in the Tongass National Forest, Sitka Conservation Society, has been doing some innovative outreach to school children around salmon education. It’s a program called “Fish to Schools.”
The goals are to connect students to local foods like salmon, to learn traditions, and to understand the impact of food choices on the body, economy, and environment. During a recent visit with some third-graders in Sitka, Tracy Gagnon zeroed in on the importance of salmon-related jobs in Sitka and elsewhere in Southeast Alaska. Gagnon is SCS’s community sustainability organizer.
Read Tracy’s blog post about the creative methods she used to teach children about how salmon underpin life in Southeast Alaska, including many jobs and sources of income.