KENNEWICK, Wash.-- The Salmon in the Classroom program will continue for students in the Tri-Cities next school year.
The Benton and Franklin Conservation Districts stepped in to save the program last year after the state slashed funding, and they say they'll find a way to save it again for next school year. They're still trying to hammer out the money and say that the program could look a little different, depending on funding.
In the Salmon in the Classroom program, fourth and fifth graders learn math, science, and other lessons through raising salmon at school then releasing them into the river.
Also, an update on the salmon the students released into the Columbia River last month: they're making their way down river. About 300 of the fish were tagged, and so far nine have passed through McNary Dam and three went through the John Day Dam.