These fun and educational resources are available free of charge to school teachers, parents, and volunteer 4-H leaders during this "stay at home time." Nature and natural resources exploration can be done safely without physical contact with others. Nature is everywhere from the spider visiting your home to your porch or backyard. Nature lends itself especially well to science education, mathematics, art, reading, and writing (poetry and journaling). Most activities require simple materials available at home.
Clackamas County 4-H
4-H Fish Stewards Resources
4-H Fish Stewards is a program offered twice-yearly in partnership with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Salmon Trout Enhancement Program (STEP). By raising and hatching native fish in a classroom, students develop an understanding of the natural connections between strong stewardship and healthy habitat. In addition, they learn how to apply science and math skills in a hands-on setting as they monitor egg development, test water quality, and release salmon or trout fry.
OSU Extension Service provides fish tanks, chillers, and water quality testing supplies to participating teachers for just $25.00
If you are interested in becoming a Fish Steward Classroom teacher or would like more information about this program, please contact Janet Nagele.
Photo: Of People and Fish Curriculum Cover (Cropped from original)