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Pasco Elementary Students Learn About Salmon at State Park

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PASCO, Wash. - It's one thing to learn about salmon in the classroom, but kids in Pasco elementary schools have been getting a much more exciting experience the last month.

Students from nine schools go out to Sacajawea State Park and release salmon they've raised as a class project.

They also wear costumes re-enacting the food chain and go through activity stations pretending they're a salmon passing through it's life cycle.

Naomi Alhadeff from the Franklin Conservation District said, "They love being here and not in class. They love running around and playing and just spending their day outside. There is an educational component, but they have a lot of fun."

The project is a partnership with the Franklin Conservation District.

Today kids from Maya Angelou Elementary got their turn at the park.

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