FISH: School Scholarship Educational Hatchery Tour
"Protecting our salmon and ensuring their survival for future generations through education, advocacy and outreach."
Funding will support FISH's efforts creating presentations and programs, repairing and replacing educational exhibits, traveling to area schools' science fairs and programs, to stimulate and enhance educational experiences. Sharing information about the steps each of us can take to help protect the environment, watershed and our salmon.
Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH) educates and advocates to protect our iconic salmon, the local watershed & vital habitat, crucial to their survival. FISH is supported by its members, the Cities of Issaquah and Sammamish, local businesses and service organizations.
The hatchery is located in Downtown Issaquah and welcomes over 100,000 visitors annually. Over 10,000 of these are school-aged kids, with 2,000 being from underserved communities. FISH volunteers & staff lead over 200 educational salmon tours focused on the salmon life cycle and local conservancy. Our staff also visit over 50 schools to give educational salmon presentations and host over children aged 3-11 at our STEM summer science camps. FISH highlights the presence of salmon in Issaquah Creek to cultivate a sense of wonder about these remarkable fish. We strive to tell the story of salmon here in such a way that fosters a natural, life-long commitment to their wellbeing and teach what each individual can do to make a difference.