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For New and Returning Teachers

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

Greetings from Salmon Fest!

It is the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival’s 29th Anniversary and we’re looking forward to seeing you at this special event on September 19th, 20th, and 21st!

We have some exciting news for 2019. This year Chelan County PUD will be combining their annual River Ramble event with the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival! River Ramble celebrates Native American culture and history from around the Northwest. This year every class that visits Salmon Fest will get to go to one of the many River Ramble education stations. This is a great opportunity for our students to learn about their local culture and history!

When registering for Salmon Fest this year, each teacher will select their preference for River Ramble activities, as well as Salmon Fest activities. Here are a few other things to keep in mind for registration:

Salmon Fest’s target audiences for “School Days” (Thursday and Friday) are fourth graders from area schools. However, we will accommodate third and fifth grades as this works better for some schools.

The Wenatchee and Eastmont school district schools alternate between Thursday and Friday each year to accommodate their district transportation departments.

Thursday, September 19th schools include:
(Wenatchee SD) Columbia, John Newbery, Mission View, and Sunnyslope
(Eastmont SD) Cascade, Lee, and Sterling

Friday, September 20th schools include:
(Wenatchee SD) Lewis & Clark, Lincoln, and Washington
(Eastmont SD) Grant, Kenroy, and Rock Island

NOTE: Any other schools and home-schools need to request the day they would like to attend—please indicate this when you register for activities. Teachers and principals from each school should coordinate their registrations so that they request the same date. If your class or group has mixed grades, please consider attending Salmon Fest every other year.


Returning (Alumni) Teachers

On-line registration is available only for alumni teachers who have completed a Salmon Festival Teacher Workshop.

Teacher evaluations are critical to Salmon Fest’s success, so teachers who submitted their evaluations last fall are eligible for Early Bird Registration from Monday July 1st – Sunday July 7th. Open online registration for all returning teachers will be Monday July 8th – Sunday August 11th. We are closing registration earlier this year so we can send schedules to teachers by Friday August 23rd. If there is a new teacher at your school who needs to register after August 11th, they can do so at the Salmon Fest New Teacher Workshop on September 4th.

Activity choice preference will be given in order of registration. This year you will choose your top 5 Salmon Fest activities and your top 3 River Ramble (Native American) activities. Each class will get one River Ramble activity and 2 to 3 Salmon Fest activities, depending on the class’s arrival and departure time, and availability in the schedule.

If you have not been to a workshop in the last 5-10 years, you might want to attend one this summer to learn about some of the new sign-up activities and our plans to bring the curriculum up to date with NGSS standards.


For New Teachers in 2019

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.

This year’s workshop dates will be:

Wednesday, July 17th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (USFS office in Wenatchee)
Tuesday, August 6th from 10:00 am – noon (USFS office in Wenatchee)
Tuesday, September 6th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery)

To sign up for a workshop email Marjie Lodwick at education@salmonfest.org. Include your name, school, contact information (phone and email), and which workshop date you’d like to attend. During the workshop, new teachers receive an orientation to Salmon Festival, learn about the activity curriculum, register for the 2019 sign-up activities, and receive classroom materials (posters!).

Thank you for your continued support of Wenatchee River Salmon Festival!

Marjie Lodwick
Salmon Festival Education Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(509) 669-6941