Students for Salmon Scheduling Steps


The Students for Salmon program is a hands-on environmental science program, aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), for 4th grade students in Whatcom County. It is offered at no-cost to participating schools. The program teaches the basics of salmon and stream ecology while reinforcing values of environmental stewardship.

Outlined below are the steps to sign up your students! 

Step 1. Decide which season works best for your school, Fall (October through early December) or Spring (February through early June)

Step 2. Select the days of the week for your classroom following the guidelines in the table below. We recommend allowing your classroom 3-6 weeks to complete the program, giving you time in between each NSEA led component to work through the SFS CurriculumImportant:  Additionally reference the calendar towards the bottom of this page to be sure your preferred dates and times are available. We are able to run two field trips and multiple classroom visits most days. 

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Step 3. Email NSEA Program Director, Annitra Peck (, with your top two picks for program dates. Be sure to include the following information:

  • The number of classrooms you are signing up and the names of each teacher
  • The approximate number of  students in each class

We will work with you to schedule the dates for your classroom(s) and follow up with location information and answers to any questions you may have.

Two weeks before your program begins, NSEA Education Coordinator's will contact you to confirm your schedule, share important paperwork and other pertinent information.

Note: We schedule on a first-come, first-served basis and will try our very best to schedule your classroom during your preferred time. 

Sequence of the Students for Salmon Program