The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association’s Students for Salmon Program (SFS) is an educational program for students and teachers in grades 3-6. It utilizes salmon as a lens to promote classroom and field research, hands-on science investigations, stewardship, and community service in an effort to produce ecologically literate citizens.
Through the multi-session SFS program, students gain a better understanding of complex scientific concepts, critical thinking skills, and an empowered sense of stewardship and community through a series of classroom visits and outdoor field trips. SFS is a well-established program that has partnered with public and private elementary schools in Whatcom County for over 15 years.
We currently work with schools from all seven school districts as well as homeschool groups and private schools to educate around 1,500 local students about salmon each year.