ASF’s “Magic on the Rivers” Guide Now Available!

Hot off the presses: ASF’s “Magic on the Rivers” guide was published in July 2019 and is a great resource for Fish Friends schools and allies!

“The purpose is to assist those teaching young adults the pleasures of salmon and trout angling. It does so in light of the need for these 21st century anglers to practice conservation ethics that match the needs of the rivers and the fish.” 

While the entire 126-page resource is full of educational gems, Fish Friends participants may find Modules 3, 5, and 6 most applicable.

You can download the whole thing by visiting our Participant Resources page. Let us know how you use it!

Dedham School and Fields Pond Audubon Fish Friends Program WABI TV 5!

“The second grade students raise the salmon in their classroom and about three months later release them. Each year, the second graders raise the salmon for several months until they are ready to swim on their own. The seventh graders were there to help.”

Read more and watch their TV feature here!

Dedham School Fish Friends Program in the Bangor Daily News!

“Grayson Spalding, 7, explained the journey that the salmon fry faced after being released, one by one, into the stream: “They start out here at the Segeunkedunk Stream, then they’re going to go to the Penobscot River. Then they’re going to go to the Atlantic Ocean for three to five years,” Spalding said. “Then they’re going to go back to the Penobscot River. And back here to lay eggs … it’s going to be like a cycle that goes over and over.”

Read more here!

Hancock Fish Friends Program in The Ellsworth American Newspaper

“Their adventure began at Hancock Grammar School, where they had hatched from eggs in January, and ended at the West Branch of the Union River in Amherst.

The fry were accompanied on the school bus ride by Valerie Sprague’s fourth-grade class. Once they reached the destination, Charlie “the Salmon Man” Kelly used plastic cups to scoop the fry out of the cooler, handing them to students and their teacher to release into the river.”

Read more here!