Due to COVID-19, Fish Friends may look a little different for the 2020-21 school year. If you’re interested in participating in-person or virtually, please fill out this form.
Fish Friends Program Timeline:
Schools sign up with Coordinator to request permits to raise Atlantic Salmon
Fish Friends “Mentors” help schools set up their equipment; eggs arrive
Atlantic Salmon develop; teachers incorporate Fish Friends curriculum
Participants organize field trips to release young salmon fry in nearby streams
All you need to participate, besides the permit you’ll receive after signing up in the fall, is:
- Equipment to raise salmon, including, but not limited to: a tank, chiller, and filters. Estimated first time setup cost: $850. Equipment and funding support is sometimes available. Be sure to check in with Fish Friends Coordinator about the exact equipment required before you purchase equipment. A sample equipment list is available here.
- The ability to lead an educational field trip to release the salmon fry during late spring.
- A passion for experiential education!