Salmon in the Classroom

Setting up Salmon in the Classroom

Schrems WMTU is proud to announce financial grants of up to $1,000 per school to defray the startup costs of establishing a Salmon in the Classroom (SIC) program. This grant is limited to two schools per school year.

What are the requirements for setting up a program?

  • Interested teacher
  • Permission of school Principal
  • A letter of agreement with the school, including a transportation arrangement for field trips
  • Source of eggs & permission to acquire them
  • Instructions for teacher to follow in setting up classroom aquarium
  • Aquarium and other related equipment
  • A check to the school account (as specified by the Principal) for teacher’s use in setting up

If you would like to apply to SWMTU for the grant, please submit your application to [email protected].

Issues with your Equipment?

If you are a school participating in the Salmon in the Classroom program, and your equipment has been supplied by SWMTU, please reach out to us as soon as possible at [email protected] or by contacting a board member directly. We can generally get you replacement equipment quickly.

Application Information

SWMTU SIC Letter of Agreement (Word doc)

SIC Frequently Asked Questions (Word doc)

DNR Salmon in the Classroom Program Guide (Word doc)

Recommended Equipment and Lesson Plans from Trout Unlimited

Wolf Lake Hatchery (source of salmon eggs in Southwest Michigan)

Past and Current Recipients

Discovery Elementary, Kentwood MI
Lillian Patrick introduced the program in the school year of 2017-18 with plans to continue the program indefinitely.

Calvin Christian High School, Grandville, MI
Mike Hoekwater was our first teacher to take advantage of Schrems SIC $1000 grant to purchase required equipment. Started in school year 2006-07 and has continued with the program since. Highlights >>

Hopkins Middle School, Hopkins, MI (2008-current)
Rich Reszka introduced SIC in school-year 2008-09. Program was transferred to Alex Perry in school-year 2009-10. Plan to continue indefinitely.

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Sciences, Grand Rapids, MI
The program was introduced in school-year 2009-10 and plans to continue indefinitely.

Knapp Charter Academy, Grand Rapids
Melissa Jachim raised and released 73 salmon in the first year of 2013-14.

Potter’s House School

Page Elementary School

East Grand Rapids Middle School

Crestwood Middle School

Lakeview Middle School

Ada Elementary School

Grand Rapids Museum School

Grand Rapids Montessori School

Hudsonville Christian School

Woodview Elementary School

South Elementary School

Discovery Elementary School

Godwin Heights Middle School