Student Salmon Release

On March 10th, volunteers from the Natural History Centre joined students, parents, and staff who set out on foot from the Hornby Island Community School to Beulah Creek for an annual salmon release. At the creek, the group transported chum fry from a Department of Fisheries and Oceans holding tank into the stream. Students carefully carried chum fry to the stream in bags and let them swim free. After the event, students visited the Natural History Centre to watch a presentation on the herring life cycle and participate in educational salmon life cycle activities. They compared the herring life cycle to that of the salmon. After spring break, students will return once again to the creek, this time to release their own salmon who are currently in the Hornby School Library. See the gallery below for pictures from the eventful day.

 

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