Students Make Memories & Learn About Fish at Salmon Summit 2014
KENNEWICK, WA - About 1,000 5th graders got out of the classroom and down to Columbia Park in Kennewick for the annual Salmon Summit Tuesday.
Among many other activities, the kids got to put tags on fish and release them in the Columbia River. The tags will let the students track the salmon as they make their way through dams to the ocean. This is the 12th year of the Salmon Summit, and it's becoming nostalgic for organizers.
"I've done it long enough that I meet adults in the community who say 'Hey, I remember when I was in 5th grade and I came to the Salmon Summit,' and that memory sticks," said Rachel Little with the Benton Conservation District. "It makes an impression with them, they're learning about our community and that's why I do it, that's what makes it exciting for me."
Another thousand kids will be in the park Wednesday, making memories at over 40 learning stations of all kinds.