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American River Salmon Educator Activity Guide

This guide contains curriculum aids for teaching about salmon and the American River watershed. It targets K - 8th grade, and is correlated to the California Educational Content Standards.

Activity Guide (PDF)

  • Introduction and Background
  • Unit 1: FISH PHYSIOLOGY
    • Fishy Facts
    • Light Vision
    • Variations on a Theme
  • Unit 2: LIFE CYCLE
    • The Salmon Story
    • Homing Instincts
  • Unit 3: WATERSHEDS AND AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS
    • Watershed Model
    • Home Wet Home
    • Erosion: Water + Soil = Impact
    • Stream Planning
    • Aquatic Connections
  • Unit 4: STEWARDSHIP
    • Designing Hatcheries with Genes in Mind
    • Assess Your Impact: No Action is an Action!
    • Legends and Stories
    • River Journal
    • Salmon Jeopardy
    • Appendices