After being cared for and studied throughout the school year, our baby salmon are released into the Muskegon River in May as the culmination of the project. The event is called the Salmon Release Festival and takes place at the Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve. Over a period of 4 days all of the RPI students have the opportunity to participate. It is an all day event and the salmon release is only part of the experience. With the help of parent volunteers, GVSU's Annis Water Resources Institute and the Cranbrook Institute of Science, the students cycle through several activities learning about macro invertebrates, invasive species, and the food chain. In addition the students have the opportunity to learn how to cast a fishing pole in a dry land bass fishing tournament and later put their new skills to the test for real at the fishing station. In past years, the students also participated in a Service Learning Project to clean up garbage in the nature preserve and remove invasive plants from the area.

 

Reeths-Puffer Intermediate School's Salmon in the Classroom program has received news coverage on local TV news shows and our local papers. Please take some time and view the videos and read the articles.
 
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