Students Speak For the Salmon
Lesson plans for teachers
Learning target: To learn about the threat of salmon extinction endangers entire ecosystems from river headwaters to ocean habitats
- internet for links to coloring pages and short films
- collaboration: students, artists, scientists, fisheries, tribal communities
- keystone species
- tribal treaties
- Teachers can choose to focus on:
- salmon extinction
- salmon life cycles
- habitat restoration
- indigenous treaties and advocacy
Learning target: To create your own visual representation of a salmon.
- copies of coloring pages, paper, printer
- art supplies: colored pencils, markers, oil pastels
- patterns that visually illustrate ideas of overlap and “we are all connected”
- creative pattern narrative
Students can choose from a number of different salmon designs.
Learning target: Inspire civic engagement through art and letter writing. To create collaborative installation between Earth Day, April 22, and Endangered Species Day, May 20.
Optional: to send letters to elected officials in support of salmon and orcas.
- pens or pencils (for letter writing)
- envelopes and stamps (optional)
- tape (for window installation)
- string or monofilament (for hanging installation)
- phone with camera (for documenting the installations.)
- civic voice
- art installation
- Teachers can choose to just create a classroom installation of a school of endangered salmon or
Students can go a step further to send a letter to elected officials about fighting salmon extinction.