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Nov 7 - Dec 31, 2019

Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project (MBSTP)

Mission

The mission of Monterey Bay Salmon & Trout Project (MBSTP) is to preserve and recover genetically native Endangered and Threatened populations of Salmon and Steelhead in streams and rivers with outlets in the Monterey Bay; to educate and engage students in environmental conservation and salmonid restoration via our STEP curriculum and field studies, and to enhance Salmon fishing in the Monterey Bay by acclimating and releasing Chinook Salmon (King) fingerlings in collaboration with hatcheries on the Feather and Mokelumne Rivers.

The Big Idea

The Monterey Bay Salmon & Trout Project aims to preserve and recover genetically native endangered and threatened populations of salmon and steelhead in streams and rivers with outlets in the Monterey Bay. Part of their project is to enhance salmon fishing in the Monterey Bay by acclimating and releasing Chinook salmon (also called king salmon) fingerlings in collaboration with hatcheries on the Feather and Mokelumne Rivers. They also educate students in environmental conservation and salmonid restoration through their STEP to the Sea curriculum, engaging students in hands-on science and outdoor field studies while instilling salmon and steelhead conservation values.

I have tried 10 environmentally-based curricula. The STEP lessons are clearly written, well-aligned, and very engaging. They tie placed-based investigation to developing science and engineering practices, cross-cutting concepts and content. This is the strongest environmental curriculum I have come across.

- Denise Hardoy, San Antonio School District teacher