At Queen Mary Elementary we raised Chum Salmon in a tank and took them to the river to grow.
This is our song: I Am a Salmon Fry
Sandi Hollick delivers Chum Salmon eggs to the class
Students study salmon as they grow
Grade 5 Teacher, Maria King, shows students how to set up and maintain a refrigerated tank with generous help from parent volunteers
Students learn to sing “I Am A Salmon Fry” and write their own verses in Mr. Weir’s songwriting workshop.
Class visits Seymour Hatchery to study the influence of salmon on our environment
Hands on experience discovering the qualities of a healthy salmon stream
Students brainstorm salmon images
Student Art is displayed in the school gallery
Aerienna Bruce from the Squamish Nation visits school to teach her cultural perspective of Salmon, The Giver Of Life, telling the “Salmon Boy” story and showing students how to draw with Coastal Indigenous style.
Props are created to help perform “I Am A Salmon Fry”
Grade 5 students teach their new knowledge to other grades as they visit their tank to watch the salmon grow
When Salmon Fry are mature they are taken down to the Spanish Banks Salmon Stream where they are gently released to start their journey
Dick Scarth of the Spanish Banks StreamKeepers teaches salmon migration with a game that has the students wearing magnets on their noses as they travel a route that their salmon fry might take in the Pacific Northwest.
Students create actions to choreograph their performance and music video
A music video is made with help from film maker Daniel Holmes
ArtStarts is a society that creates Relationships between Artists and Educational Institutions by bringing them together in the form of workshops, exhibitions and performances. ArtStarts has been enriching lives for 20 years. And would like to for the next 20 years. Mr. Weir is proud to be a part of this society.