Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group

It's time for adventure

It's time for adventure

Schedule your next trip at the Salmon Center! We have an amazing education team to help plan or lead your excursion. From bird watching, exploring our estuary trails, learning about our organic garden, salmon ecosystem, and meeting the many farm animals, there’s so much to do at The Salmon Center!

What we provide

The Salmon Center offers a variety of outreach programs that strive to connect and engage community members in ecological awareness, learning and stewardship. The Salmon Center staff offers group presentations and/or activities to organizations or clubs interested in learning more about Hood Canal salmon life cycles, habitat restoration, research and monitoring efforts.  The Salmon Center’s presentations are portable and can be delivered at  the Salmon Center or an off-site location of your choice.

  • We provide project resources and supplies to teachers and club leaders to augment school and club projects.
  •  Salmon Center staff mentors local K-12 and college students regarding our Hood Canal watershed and current research projects.The Center offers Project WET, WILD and Project Learning Tree presentations and/or activities in school classrooms. Short or long-term monitoring activities are also offered at the Salmon Center facility
  • We have a variety of field equipment kits, supplies and literature available, including: bird, macro-invertebrate and invasive weed identification kits, wildlife tracking supplies, WA Nature Mapping resources and a WDFW Salmon Trunk. 

This kit contains binoculars, bird field guides, lesson plans and activities for all ages. Learn about bird migration, what type of nest they use and how they have evolved.

Students will have tools to sample water for pH, Nitrate, and Dissolved Oxygen, and learn how to conduct field investigations. This kit is designed for Middle/ High School classes.

Ever see an animal track and wonder who made it? With this kit students can learn to build a soot trap, make a plaster animal footprint, build a hibernaculum for amphibians, and identify local animal tracks.

Learn how to read a topographic map, take a bearing and find your position by triangulation. Kit includes 15 compasses, 1 oversize demonstration compass, lesson plans and activity sheets.

Explore the world of the elk. This kit contains information and activities on their habits, a pelt, antlers, a skull, even the device that people use to mimic a bull elk bugling. There is even a skull of one of their most feared predators, the cougar.

Students will learn about the salmon’s life cycle, migration, anatomy, and importance in both our local environment and cultural significance. The kit includes books, games, videos, slides, and activities.

What bugs live in the stream near your school? With this kit students will have the tools to collect, identify, and learn how bug populations can indicate the health of their local stream.

Does Washington have invasive plants or animals? Learn about pest species in our area, how they impact the environment, and what we can do to keep our environment healthy. Tools are provided in this kit for invasive weed removal. Also learn to identify native plants and their beneficial role in a healthy habitat.

Other Education Opportunities

Salmon in the classroom

Watch and learn as salmon grow from egg to fry in your own classroom aquarium!

Greenstem summit

An event supporting K-12 students and teachers integrate learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) with field based investigations and sustainable design projects.

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