The third graders went to Eagle Creek today to study the salmon, their habitat and spawning behaviors in the wild, and were then able to juxtapose that with the salmon at the Bonneville Fish Hatchery. During the field explorations, the students were able to compare the natural habitat and how that is mimiced in the aquarium that will host the salmon eggs in the science room. They had opportunities to measure the temperature, dissolved oxyegn, pH and turbidity in the creek. There were two fish from the hatchery that were dissected to study the anatomy of the fish. There was an observation area to see the spawning salmon in the creek.
These are a few photos from the trip.