School Up For Salmon
Discuss the Tongass’ temperate rainforest ecosystem and join with classes from around the country to create a one-of-a-kind mosaic salmon. Sign up to find links to all the necessary materials including a video, lesson materials, instructions and the salmon templates.
One of the rarest ecosystems on Earth, the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska fringes the coastal panhandle and covers thousands of islands in the Alexander Archipelago. It’s a place where everything is interconnected: humpback whales, orcas and sea lions cruise the forested shorelines. Wild salmon swim upstream into the forest, feeding some of the world’s highest densities of grizzlies, black bears and bald eagles. Local communities benefit from the gifts of both the forest and sea.
Help us educate students about this amazing place by joining classrooms across the country. Let your creativity run wild!