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By Brianna Wray
the Times 

Waitsburg First-Graders are Raising Salmon

Project with Tri-State Steelheaders is first Salmon in Schools program in the area

 

November 8, 2018

Brianna Wray

Carson Scott and Lencio Flores marvel at a newly hatching egg. Mrs. Hinchliffe's kids could also tell which egg had died.

WAITSBURG-Students at Waitsburg Elementary are taking on a new responsibility this year: raising salmon. First-grade teacher Stephanie Hinchliffe is leading the project with the help of Andrew Bassler from the Tri-State Steelheaders.

The project made its way onto Waitsburg Elementary School radar through a chance meeting.

"My husband [Waitsburg city administrator Randy Hinchliffe] heard about this organization looking for a teacher willing to raise these salmon and I said-uh, yeah I want to take this on, it's so cool!" said Hinchliffe.

Bassler, education coordinator and avid fly-fisherman,...



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