Salmon in the Classroom

November 6, 2015

TIWC and Skagway Elementary are in their fourth year of Salmon in the Classroom. This year, along with the Skagway Fishing Charters annual donation, TIWC received a grant from the Mountaineers Foundation. We used this money to research and perform our own egg take on site of Pullen Creek. TIWC and Erik Wortman’s high school science class caught a spawning pair of Pink salmon and collected their gametes in a bucket on Aug 28, 2015. The fertilized eggs are nestled snug in an aquarium at the elementary school and are now at the eyed egg stage. A couple more weeks and we may see them hatch.

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