Providing marine science education to Juneau's youth for over 20 years.
Every Fall and Spring, our Visitor's Center fills with Juneau's students and their amazing sense of wonder. PreK-5th grade classrooms are invited to discover the salmon life cycle during Fall Field Trip and in the Spring, second graders are invited to Sea Week for a curriculum-specific section on mollusks. These programs engage kids with a fascinating subject through observation, hands-on activities, and games.
Fall Field Trip Program: October
Generally held in October at the end of the silver salmon return and spawning process, this program for PreK-5th grade classrooms focuses on the life cycle of salmon. Fall field trip includes a commentary and viewing of the salmon ladder and sorting area, along with a variety of interactive lessons and games. Education resources are listed below:
- The Salmon Life Cycle- activities, discussions, and worksheets
- The Salmon Box- an educational curriculum on salmon dissection, life cycle, & habitat
- Salmonids in the Classroom- salmon dissection instructions
- Salmon in the Classroom- program materials & resources
Spring Sea Week Program: April
In partnership with the Juneau School District, this program focuses on marine biology for 2nd graders. The curriculum features life history teaching and activities on mollusks, the largest single phylum of marine animals. Here are a few supplementary materials that you may want to share with your class:
Educational Visits Year Round
Macaulay Salmon Hatchery offers free educational tours for groups of students of all ages. If you have a class or educational group that you would like to bring to the hatchery please contact Rich Mattson at 907-463-1630 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a tour.