Tina Niels is a 4th grade teacher at Simpson Elementary in Montesano. Each year, Tina involves her students in a two-week unit on salmon and was excited to talk about a fall trip with her students to Schafer State Park, with the chance to see salmon spawning.
“For some of my kids, they had never seen a river up close. And for them, to also be able to see salmon spawn right in front of them, it was just unreal, completely phenomenal. We discussed, and discussed what was happening, and my students are really getting it, the whole connection.”