This month students at Portland’s Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School released 150 baby salmon into the wild.
The salmon came to school as eggs back in January. They hatched and grew in an aquarium in the library. So the first task was to catch them with a net there.
Students raised the salmon, and then released them as part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Salmon in the Classroom program.
OPB’s Michael Clapp followed along for the big release.