With 10 of our 14 field trips completed for the season, all of us at Nisqually River Education Project can honestly say the salmon tossing is good, stinky fun ! What makes our field trips special is the fact that students get to take action on the river they’ve been studying. It’s service learning at it’s best! Students are benefitting the next generation of Chinook salmon, an ESA listed species, as well as eagles, raccoons, bears and many other animals! The surrounding forest also benefits as partially eaten carcasses decompose back into the land. Of course, people benefit, by increasing the health of the salmon populations we love. We’ve also noticed how much the students benefit from and enjoy the fresh air and exercise! Many thanks to all of these energetic, hardworking students!