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For 2016 New and Returning Teachers

Please read this introductory letter before
viewing the Teacher Instructions page.

Greetings from Salmon Fest!

Last year was the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival’s 26th Anniversary and for the first time ever, we had a waiting list for attendance. This year, we are beginning earlier with plans to expand the program and we want to invite you to join us for this special event. The festival will be September 15-17, 2016 (a reminder that Thursday and Friday are reserved for school children with the festival culminating with ‘Family Day’ on Saturday, September 17, 2016). This year our theme is “Super Salmon” and as always, the festival will be held at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery.

Please help us by forwarding this letter to all teachers, especially new teachers coming on-board. If you are retiring or leaving your assigned grade, or if you know who your replacement will be, please let me know.

Salmon Fest’s target audiences for “School Days” are fourth graders from area schools. However, we will accommodate third and fifth grades as this works best for some schools. We look forward to working with you to make this educational experience the best event your students participate in.

School Schedule Days

We are continuing to split the Wenatchee and Eastmont School District classess to accommodate the district transportation departments. The schedule below is only geared to Eastmont and Wenatchee Schools which are divided between Thursday and Friday and the schools rotate days each year.

This pertains only to Eastmont & Wenatchee School Districts:

Thursday, September 15th schools include:
(Wenatchee SD)- Lincoln, Washington, and Lewis & Clark
(Eastmont SD)- Kenroy, Sterling, and Grant

Friday, September 16th schools include:
(Wenatchee SD)- Newbery, Mission View, Columbia and Sunnyslope
(Eastmont SD)- Cascade, Rock Island and Lee

NOTE: All other schools and home-schools need to request which day they would like to attend—please indicate this when you register for activities. Each school selects one grade only to attend the festival to avoid having students experience the event more than once.

Returning (Alumni) Teachers

On-line registration is available only for alumni teachers who have completed the Salmon Fest Teacher Workshop. To register go to the Teacher Registration Form on this website.

For teachers that have not completed the mandatory Salmon Fest Teacher Workshop, you may only register for activities during the 2016 workshop.

Teacher evaluations are critical to Salmon Fest’s success, so to ‘entice’ teachers to return their evaluations we added an early registration incentive. Those teachers who completed and returned their evaluation form by the requested date qualify for early registration beginning June 29th.

Note: Only the following teachers listed below may register as early as June 29th. Thank you to all who completed and returned your evaluation sheets!

2016 Early Teacher Registration: Bernstein, Danielle; Black, Ann; Bonner, Debby; Caples, Ann; Couture, Heather; Demory, Tina; Griffith, Scott; Hammond, Leah; Lowers, Jillian; Milton, Sherry; Smelser, Melody.

All other Alumni may begin registering on July 8th.

Registration forms and all other necessary information will be available on this website beginning June 29th. If you register July 6th – July 31st you will receive your schedule by August 10th. If you register August 1st – August 17th you will receive your schedule by August 31st. All on-line scheduling closes on August 17th. You will receive your schedule via email, so please fill out the registration form completely and provide both your school and summer email addresses.

There are many teachers who have attended Salmon Festival for multiple years. If you have not been to a workshop in 8-10 years, you should attend a workshop as things do change over time.

For New Teachers in 2016

If you are a new teacher or have not been to a workshop you are required to attend a teacher workshop before registering or attending Salmon Fest with your class.

Teacher Workshops

There will be three Workshops to choose from during June, July and August:

  • June 29th, Wednesday (starts at 1 PM)
  • July 14th, Thursday (starts at 10 AM)
  • August 16th, Tuesday (starts at 10 AM)

The workshops will be in the Forest Service Headquarters office on 215 Melody Lane, Wenatchee, WA. Contact me (Susan Peterson – contact information below) to register. During the workshops new teachers receive an orientation to Salmon Festival, curriculum, posters and will register for the 2016 scheduled activities.

Thank you for your continued support of Salmon Fest and we look forward to seeing you!


Susan C Peterson
Friends of Northwest Hatcheries
Email: education@salmonfest.org