Elementary: Urban Salmon

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On April 20th, Mr. Lessa from SFU’s “Take a Stand for Conservation” program joined the grade five classes to teach us about urban salmon. We learned about the importance of protecting the health of our local salmon-spawning streams that run through Metro Vancouver, often mere steps from our roads and front doors! Afterward, we watched the educational documentary, “STAND,” which takes students on a journey through the waters of British Columbia’s west coast into the heart of the largest temperate rainforest on the planet—the Great Bear Rainforest.

This program was developed to share and treasure the natural beauty of British Columbia with our youth, including our urban-nature areas and our unique coastal wilderness, home to rich First Nations cultures, diverse and productive oceans, and an expansive intact temperate rainforest. Thank you, Mr. Lessa, for sharing your passion, knowledge, and incredible videos and photography!

Jeanine Wasik, Grade 5 Teacher