Author Archives: Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program

Washington State Combined Fund Drive

Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program (YBEEP) has been approved for inclusion in the Washington State Combined Fund Drive. Advertisements

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Meet YBEEP’s Assistant Director, Tiffany Bishop

Tiffany Bishop has a BA in Geography from Central Washington University and a MS in Resource Management from Central Washington University(2012).  She was an NSF-funded WATERS (Watershed Activities to Enhance Research in Schools) fellow from 2011-2012.  She held the position … Continue reading

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Releasing Salmon & Reporting

You can release your salmon just before Spring Break if you aren’t going to be able to care for the fish during that time.  Release into the body of water listed on your WDFW Permit.  When you have finished, email … Continue reading

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White foam in your salmon tanks

The white foam you see in your salmon tanks after your eggs hatch is from the dissolving egg shells.  To help clean up the water, skim the empty eggshells out of your tank with a net as much as possible.

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2012 Safari Club International American Wilderness Leadership School (AWLS)

The Central Washington Chapter of Safari Club International selects & pays all expenses (including air fare, room & board, & tuition) for local teachers each year to spend a week during the summer at the American Wilderness Leadership School (AWLS) … Continue reading

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Predicting the hatch date of salmon using temperature units (TU)

When we delivered the eggs they had accumulated approximately 756 Temperature Units (TUs) up until you received them. Fall Chinook salmon eggs need about 900 Accumulated TUs (ATUs) to begin hatching. Subtract 756 from 900. 900-756 = 144 TUs = … Continue reading

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January 2012 Salmon Egg Delivery

Attention: Central Washington Salmon in the Classroom Teachers: Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program expects to deliver fall Chinook salmon eggs from Priest Rapids Hatchery to Grant, Chelan & Kittitas County tanks, signed up with us, on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.  … Continue reading

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