Three pre-k children looking at the salmon tank
  • What is Salmon in the Classroom (SIC)?

    Almost 300 classrooms throughout Michigan raise salmon – from eggs to smolt – then release them in the spring. 

    Caring for the young salmon encourages students to think and care about conservation, and creates a connection between caring for their fish and caring for their local environment.

    Why become a Salmon in the Classroom Teacher?

    With classroom activities on relevant topics correlated with your curriculum, SIC can be a part of any 3rd-12th grade classroom. 

    Younger grades can focus on habitat niche, life cycles and seasons; while high school students can dive into water chemistry, natural resource management and stakeholder role-playing.

    SIC allows your students to see something they never would in the wild, creating a lasting bond with nature in the process.