RSD fourth grade students have been raising salmon and learning about the life cycle of salmon since January. The culminating activity is the annual Salmon Summit April 26 when students release their salmon fry into the Columbia River.
Badger Mountain Elementary fourth graders will have the additional bonus of seeing their salmon fitted with Passive Integrated Transponder tags to monitor their progress downstream. Seen above are Badger students Whitley Hilmes, Bailee Kasparek, and Madison Maxwell who have been responsible for monitoring conditions in the tank including water temperature and the pH and nitrate levels. Their efforts have been a big reason why the salmon fry are thriving.