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 WMTU for the grant, please submit your application to [email protected].
SWMTU SIC Letter of Agreement (Word doc)
SIC Frequently Asked Questions (Word doc)
DNR Salmon in the Classroom Program Guide (Word doc)
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.
Lowell High School, Lowell, MI
Tammy Coleman introduced SIC in school-year 2008-09 and plans to continued indefinitely.
Goodwillie Environmental School (Forest Hills Schools), Ada, MI
Scott Moorehead introduced in school-year 2009-10 and plans to continue indefinitely.
West Michigan Academy of Environmental Sciences, Grand Rapids, MI
Teresa Larkin introduced in school-year 2009-10 and plans to continue indefinitely.
Lamont Christian, Lamont, MI
Brent Seinen will introduce in school-year 2010-11. Highlights >>
Belding High School, Belding, MI
Kate Feuerstein will introduce in school-year 2010-11.
Our Lady of Consolation Catholic School, Rockford, MI
Kevin Varner’s classroom raised and released salmon in 2016-17. Powerpoint slideshow >>
Knapp Charter Academy, Grand Rapids
Melissa Jachim raised and released 73 salmon in the first year of 2013-14 and is doing even better in 2014-15.