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Apr 28

Raising Salmon at The Office

Posted to Environmental Education on April 28, 2022 at 5:50 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost

Thousands and thousands of eggs from Diru Creek HatcheryFor the first time this year, PCD raised live animals in our very own office-coho salmon! We raised them for Salmon in the Classroom, a partnership between Foss Waterway Seaport (FWS),  (TPS), and our Environmental Education team. We helped FWS teach lessons, provide tank support, and troubleshoot tank issues at 12 Tacoma elementary schools. When all was said and done, we had our salmon for about four months, raised them from eggs to fry and then released them into the wild. There was so much to learn and do to raise our coho, which took a lot of time and attention, but it was completely worth it!


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May 20

2020 Educator of the Year

Posted to Conservation Corner on May 20, 2021 at 1:37 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost

The 2020 Educator of the Year Award goes to Harbor WildWatch.

In 2020 Harbor WildWatch showed remarkable creativity and dedication during their transition to remote learning because of the pandemic. Their videos and social media programs were a shining example of how community partners could bring environmental education to kids learning from home.

Watch this video to hear them speak about receiving the award and see some of their fun content!

May 31

2017 Children's Water Festival in the Books

Posted to Environmental Education on May 31, 2017 at 9:16 AM by Allan Warren

Water FestivalThe skull of an Orca whale intrigues and fascinates students at the Children’s Water Festival, held March 14 at The University of Puget Sound.
In a continuation of annual tradition, over 600 5th graders from around Pierce County converged on the University of Puget Sound campus for the Children’s Water Festival. The eager students spent the day learning about water through activities such as fish dissections, wildlife displays, water testing...

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