Elementary School Program

Watershed Education and Salmon Life Cycle

We visit grade 3 classrooms each year to deliver a two-part, interactive presentation about watershed education and the life cycle of salmon. This program reaches almost 500 students each year at schools throughout Greater Victoria

At the watershed presentation, students engage with an interactive model, learning about the water cycle and gaining an understanding of pollution distribution and prevention. We use seven different models of Greater Victoria watersheds.

The salmon life-cycle presentation teaches students about the life stages of Pacific salmon, from egg to spawning adult. After the presentation, students participate in a fun-and-fast game of tag that demonstrates key concepts of the life cycle of salmon and predator-prey relationships.

We also introduce students to riparian zone restoration, stream-side planting, and raising and releasing salmon fry.

We have opportunities for skilled volunteers to help build and maintain watershed models. Please contact us if you’re interested.


This program reaches almost 500 students each year.

"As usual, Peninsula Streams did a fantastic job… I love the connection between the water cycle and the kids’ local environment here on the Peninsula. It just makes sense to them. That local connection really allows the kids to see the effects of pollution right where they live. Thanks again!"

Philip Jungen

Gr. 3 Teacher, Keating Elementary (June 2013)

"And many thanks to you for bringing such a relevant, community-based learning program to Keating. The children were pretty serious about all of the information you shared….I could tell from their intense recount of the session that they really 'got it'!"

Mary Lynn Heron

Principal, École Keating Elementary (June 2013)

"Thank you for coming to our school and teaching the kids about watersheds, salmon, and all of the other issues that you covered. My students really enjoyed the sessions, and were very excited about the trees. Let’s hope that that enthusiasm results in a lower percentage of tree 'fatalities' over the summer!"

Chris Bocking

Grade 3-4 Teacher, Keating Elementary (June 2013)

"Thank you for coming to our school and sharing your wonderful presentation, the students loved it!"

Monique Sam

Gr. 3 Teacher, LÁU WELNEW Tribal School (June 2013)