Sea-Run,Go! Wild Atlantic Salmon
In this lesson students will use the Agents of Discovery™ app on their mobile devices to learn about the wild Atlantic salmon. Students will complete challenge activities within the Sea-Run, Go! Mission which were developed to increase general knowledge of wild Atlantic salmon; promote understanding the species’ conservation and recovery needs; and to encourage environmental stewardship.
Wild Atlantic salmon are one of eight NOAA Fisheries’ Species in the Spotlight, which is an initiative to spotlight and save those species at the greatest risk of extinction. Almost 500,000 wild Atlantic salmon once lived in the rivers and ocean from New York to the Canadian border. Due to a variety of anthropogenic threats to this species and their habitats, wild Atlantic salmon are now an endangered species with fewer than 1,000 animals returning to just a few remaining rivers in Maine each year.
The Sea-Run Go! Mission coincides with the International Year of the Salmon (IYS) in 2019. IYS is a celebration of salmon to promote, restoration, recovery and research. Sea-Run, Go! is a technology-based educational tool that encourages students to learn, explore, act, protect, and share (L.E.A.P.S) and become an active participant in endangered species conservation.