Why would I want to have Salmon in the Classroom?

  • SIC in a nutshell...(click for more program details)

    The application period for the next school year/fall, begins January 1 and ends April 15 each year. There is often an abundance of applications, so apply early for your best chance!

    This instrumental learning experience grants 3rd grade and older students the opportunity to raise, care for and maintain the salmon in their classroom from fall until spring. The program culminates at the end of the school year with the release of the young fish in a local watershed that feeds one of the Great Lakes. Students and teachers participate in a program to follow the life cycle of salmon from eggs, to hatchling to smolt, starting in the classroom.



    Salmon in the Classroom in Big Bay, Michigan from Jenn Hill on Vimeo.


  • Currently Participating Schools

    Find a list of schools and teachers in the program. Listed by county so you can find a mentor that lives nearby to contact with your classroom specific questions! Or look at this year's map of schools.

  • Contact Us

I want to get started

  • Understanding the Time Commitment

    Before you jump in with both feet, it's a good idea to measure your willingness, time commitment, expense, paperwork, travel and aquarium maintenance for this project.

  • Apply for Acceptance into the Program and...

    Find out your first, second and future steps forward into the program. The application period to begin participation in fall 2018  is open from Jan. 1-April 15, 2018. Apply early!

I've been accepted, now what?

Resources for the classroom

  • SIC in the News

    Send us your newsclips and videos! See what videos and news articles have been published about the students and teachers that have raised salmon in their classrooms.

  • Curriculum Connections and Workshop Materials

    The home of PowerPoints given at the workshop, the newly revised curriculum guide, and teacher created lesson plans!

  • Students and SIC

    Check out student projects that involve their salmon in the classroom!

  • Salmon Sense Newsletter Archive

    Looking for a quick reference for troubleshooting, release ideas etc.? Can't find your latest edition of the Salmon Sense Newsletter, don't worry, we've saved them here for you!