Swimming Upstream (SUP)
NSEA's Swimming Upstream Program (SUP) program enables high school students to experience, understand and appreciate the complete process of salmon recovery in Whatcom County while enjoying one of the most artistic styles of fishing ever invented. This experience is open to all high schools in Whatcom County and like our other programs is provided at no-cost to participating schools.
student-led science drives their decision making
Using scientific data collected during their stream assessments, students contribute to the health of the community by designing and implementing a stream habitat restoration project in their local watershed.
Fly-fishing trip! broadens the experience
After completing restoration projects, SUP students deepen their connection to the streams they've helped restore as participants on a culminating fly fishing trip hosted by NSEA staff and volunteer mentors from the local Fourth Corner Fly Fishers Club (FCFF).
HOW IT WORKS
NSEA coordinates all aspects of the SUP program and provides the necessary knowledge, tools, and materials to succeed. If you are an interested teacher or school administrator, please contact Rachel Benbrook for additional information and to get started!