Save Our Salmon

Last updated on
Friday, September 7th, 2018
Program Description

In 1918, sockeye salmon were missing in considerable numbers from the Fraser River due to the human caused problem at Hell's Gate, BC. Students will discover the factors behind the problem, use their reasoning skills, and role play in a mock commission to represent different interest groups of the Steveston fishing community. They will discuss and deliberate on a viable way to ensure the abundant return of the Fraser River salmon. How will the community work together to help save our salmon? (120 minutes)

Big Ideas
  • Natural resources continue to shape the economy and identity of different regions of Canada.
  • Complex global problems require international cooperation to make difficult choices for the future.
  • Economic self-interest can be a significant cause of conflict among peoples and governments.
  • Economic specialization and trade networks can lead to conflict and cooperation between societies.
  • Changing ideas about the world created tension between people wanting to adopt new ideas and those wanting to preserve established traditions.
  • Contacts and conflicts between peoples stimulated significant cultural, social, political change.
  • Disparities in power alter the balance of relationships between individuals and between societies.
  • The physical environment influences the nature of political, social, and economic change.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
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    Offered In French: 
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    Fee Details
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    Fee Notes: 

    1 Free Adult (teacher or parent chaperone) for every 5 paid students // Free Parking at our site // Free lunch space for up to 40 students if needed // CANCELLATION FEES APPLY IF CANCELLED WITHIN 2 WEEKS OF BOOKING. Minimum booking of 10 students.

    Additional Notes

    The Save Our Salmon program is 2 hours long. We customize our programs to meet your grade level and learning objectives. Please contact us for special requests and questions.