Idaho Salmon and Steelhead Days is an educational event designed to teach fifth-graders and their teachers and parents about one of Idaho's most precious and interesting natural resources. Preregistration is required.
In years past, the event has included a salmon barbecue, but this year, with budget restraints and the loss of some sponsors, the barbecue has been scratched.
The hands-on, outdoor, experiential learning event is designed to increase awareness and appreciation for salmon and steelhead. The event represents a collaborative effort of state, federal tribal and private entities to teach students the biology, history and economic and cultural significance of these amazing fish.
The event includes variety of activities, such as "Gyotaku," the art of painting fish and making prints. The MK Nature Center Stream Walk will also be open for viewing live Chinook salmon and kokanee.
The Nature Center is behind Idaho Fish and Game headquarters on South Walnut in Boise.
For information go to: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/education/?getPage=264. Or call the Nature Center at 208-334-2225.