Getting students in our region excited about protecting natural resources helps ensure the Pacific Northwest stays healthy and beautiful. That’s why local nonprofit Long Live the Kings (LLTK) is making it easy for schools to participate in this year’s Survive the Sound interactive game free of charge.
Survive the Sound follows the annual migration of steelhead through the Puget Sound, using actual data from tagged fish to engage participants in their race for survival. By sponsoring a steelhead (or forming a whole team!), classrooms can get unique insight into salmon and steelhead recovery while rooting for their pick to cross the finish line first. It’s a fun way for kids to learn about Washington’s state fish and understand the efforts to bring the species back from the brink of extinction – after all, the current steelhead population is at just 10% of historical levels.
To enhance the educational value of Survive the Sound, LLTK has partnered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientific agency to offer a classroom toolkit. The toolkit enables integrated STEM learning opportunities, interactive online sessions with real scientists, and opportunities for students to help recover salmon, leveraging the excitement of Survive the Sound to make conservation a vital part of the curriculum.
Will you help LTTK bring Survive the Sound to a classroom near you? It’s as simple as making a donation or sharing the enrollment link with educators before May 6th. Then, join in on the friendly competition by sponsoring a fish of your own and following their progress on the Survive the Sound website. Together, we’ll be creating a brighter future for the wild salmon and steelhead in our region – and having fun at the same time!
Visit SurvivetheSound.org/classroom to find the enrollment link for educators to receive a complimentary $25 gift certificate for Survive the Sound.