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Current SIC Teachers
Current SIC Teachers
As one of almost 300 teachers in the Salmon in the Classroom program, you have many resources at your fingertips to help incorporate the program into your classroom. Materials are constantly being updated, so be sure to check back at the beginning of each school year to download the newest versions of the classroom activity guide, the program manual and other items.
For questions about the program, contact the aquatic education coordinator, Tracy Page.
SIC Video Playlists
Student Friendly Videos
Eighty videos help your students understand the development of your salmon, how to care for the tank, and how the DNR manages your resources. Click the video above, and then the lines icon in the top right to view all videos in the playlist.
Teacher Video List
Important Program Information
Resources and Materials
Guide and Activities
- SIC Teacher Guide 2021
- SIC Classroom Activities 2021
- Chinook Salmon Lifestages Video
- Michigan Fishing is Catching On booklet
- A Story of Salmon and Lake Michigan
- Great Lakes Grief Activity PowerPoint
- Aquatic Epidemiology Lesson PowerPoint
- SIC Poster
- Sea Lamprey Poster
- Sturgeon Poster
- Great Lakes Sturgeon Classroom Activities
- Field Guide to Michigan Crayfish
- Red Swamp Crayfish Information for Teachers
- Teacher Fishing Trip Outline
- Fish Dichotomous Key
Requirements and Forms
- Aug. 15 - Oct. 1: Complete your yearly Permit application
- For permit questions email our SIC admin.
- Read your fall Salmon Sense newsletter
- RSVP for egg pickup by Oct. 15
- Set up tank by Oct. 15
- Pick up your eggs mid-November
- Raise your fish and teach the SIC activities throughout the year
- Test and record water quality data at least weekly
- Read the Salmon Sense Newsletters throughout the year to stay up-to-date
- Plan a release day between April 15 - May 15 for the lower peninsula. Upper peninsula classes have until June 1.
- Fill out your Stocking Permit and print. It must be in your possession day of release along with your Collector's Permit.
- Within 14 days of release, complete the yearly Stocking Report
If you were to have an unexpected egg/fish die off of more than 75%, you may request to be considered for replacement fish.
Fill out this fish loss report, and submit it with your tank maintenance logs, and pictures of your tank/filter setup to email@example.com.
The coordinator will help to identify the problem and you must make corrections. If all corrections are made, a pro-rated quantity of replacement fish may be granted, and must be picked up by March 31. No replacement fish are granted after this date. Replacements may not be possible for the same teacher on consecutive years.
Returning or Replacement Teachers
If you are returning to the program after a year or more off, or you are replacing a teacher that used to participate in the program you must:
- Submit a completed SIC application by October 1.
- Read your confirmation email for the next steps.