Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Part 1: Homeschool Field Trip to Looking Glass Fish Hatchery

Last week, we had six families from our local christian homeschool group who were able to get together for a tour of the Looking Glass Fish Hatchery. Even though it was super hot that day, we had a great time and learned a lot.

We are in the spawning room in this picture.
This is Roger, our Oregon Fish and Wildlife tour guide. In this picture he's showing us what the eggs look like as they develop into what we would recognize as a small fish. They showed us the hatching room which was very interesting.
They let us walk among the outside tanks/pools and look at some really big salmon. They raise 5 types of Chinook salmon found around the area.
Here is a great picture of the outside holding tanks and the building where they actually "hatch" the eggs. The hatchery was much bigger than I realized.
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Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Maybe we can go next time?

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Absolutely! It was really interesting. They gave us some great educational material, too. You can borrow it if you want to do an unit salmon. I learned so much! Oh, and the beautiful drive out there is a plus.

Natalie said...

How neat ! I'll have to look for something like that out here. Very cool :)


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