Students investigate the reason fish hatcheries were built in the late 1800s in Washington state and study the role hatcheries play today. The lesson begins with a picture-based PowerPoint and accompanying historical outline. Students then take an interactive tour through Washington fish hatcheries, and explore how fish are spawned, grown, and released.
Students put themselves in the role of a hatchery worker where they must visualize and examine the different values they balance. The lesson culminates with students writing a short story highlighting reasons they think hatcheries play a role in Washington's economy, environment, and culture.
- Hatchery History PowerPoint
- Hatchery History Reading Outline (3-5) Hatchery History Reading Outline (K-2)
- English: Managing for Fish and Fisher Reading, Español: Control de la pesca y los pescadores lectura del alumno
- English: Hatchery Operator Activity Sheet, Español: El trabajo en un criadero
- English: WDFW Virtual Hatchery Tour, Español: Tour de criadero virtual