Fish on Fences!

posted Oct 2, 2020, 10:49 AM by Kelda Logan
Last year, Fernwood successfully applied for a nearly $3000 grant to provide children with education about the importance of salmon and our watersheds.  

Facilitators from Stream of Dreams have modified their practices to be in alignment with COVID- 19 protocols, which includes physical distancing, wearing masks, and sanitizing spaces and equipment between each use.

Students will participate in a workshop with an ecological educator and will cover topics such as salmon species, local creeks and watersheds, ocean watersheds, ocean pollution, and threats to salmon species.

Students will then go to the gym as a class where they will paint their own fish.  This fish will decorate our chain link fence at the front of the school to beautify the space and to show everyone who visits Fernwood the importance of salmon in our ecosystem.

We will need 4 parent volunteers for outdoor help on October 16 for hanging the fish on the fences (guided by the facilitators).  You need to be able to keep physical distance from others, sanitize your hands, wear a mask when needed, and should be able to perform basic fine motor functions (twisting wire, etc).  Please let Kelda know if you are interested in being a volunteer!

We are grateful to the Pacific Salmon Foundation for the funding to make this project happen!