Celebrate Our Salmon Fieldtrips to
Oliver and Penticton – October 2019
Grades K to 4, October 2019
Celebrate the return of sockeye salmon coming home after a 6000-kilometre journey to the ocean and back. The program explores the sockeye salmon life cycle and challenges as fish travel through different habitats, as well as efforts to restore salmon spawning habitat in Oliver. The 1.5-hour program has links to the new science curriculum.
October 7 to 11
Oliver Okanagan River Restoration Site: 5 minutes north of Oliver, parking at Pacific Silica next to the site.
October 15 to 20
Okanagan River Channel, Penticton: The meeting place is Loco Landing Parking lot, 75 Riverside Drive. From there you will take a short walk to the Okanagan River Restoration Initiative spawning beds on the channel just below Okanagan Lake.
Start time: Schools have the option of a morning session or afternoon session
Maximum group size: 36 students.
Program length: 1.5 hours
Transportation: schools must provide their own transportation
Cost: $50 per class ($300 value)
Programs are payable to OSCA by cheque via mail at:
113 – 437 Martin Street, Box 349
Penticton BC V2A 5L1
Please note: Dates the field trips are offered may be adjusted once spawning begins.
Sunday October 6 (Oliver)
Sunday October 20 (Penticton)
Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance (OSCA) and the Okanagan Nation Alliance are hosting two Celebrate Our Salmon open houses in Oliver and Penticton. The public is invited to celebrate the return of sockeye salmon coming home after a 6000-kilometre journey to the ocean and back. Interpreters will be on hand to talk about the life cycle of the sockeye salmon, the challenges these fish face as they travel through different habitats and the efforts to restore spawning habitat in Oliver and Penticton. Admission is by donation.
Location and information
Oliver – Sunday October 6, 1 to 3 pm
Okanagan River Restoration Site
Parking at Oliver Visitors Centre, 6431 Station Street
The site is an easy 1 km walk north along the bike and hike path. Wheelchair accessible.
Penticton – Sunday October 20, 1 to 3 pm
Okanagan River Channel, just south of Okanagan Lake.
Parking at Loco Landing parking lot, 75 Riverside Drive.
The events run rain or shine and the sites are wheelchair accessible. For more information contact Jayme Friedt at 250-488-9894 or firstname.lastname@example.org.