KENNEWICK, Wash.- School
kids are saying farewell to their science projects at the Columbia River shore.
Thousands of school
children from throughout the Tri-Cities have been raising their salmon since
January when the Benton Conservation District delivered eggs to their
With the help of dozens
of volunteers, the kids Tuesday morning sent their fishy offspring on their way
Rachel Little at the conservation district
says this is not only a science project; it's also a history lesson.
and Clark would have starved if it weren't for salmon. Salmon can be a great
way to study Washington State geography, explore literature, social studies,
native cultures, power generation, irrigation, and recreation on a warm, sunny
day like this."
The Salmon Summit continues Wednesday. The boat launch on the east end
of Columbia Park will be closed until the afternoon to give the kids--and the
salmon--a little elbow room.