As part of our Green Schools program we are learning all about the important uses of water in our lives and in the environment. We have also been learning about all our local water systems and how important it is to save water and to keep it clean.
Last week, we visited Cong Salmon Hatchery where we learned some really interesting things about the life cycle of the salmon. The Salmon hatchery is situated in a beautiful part of Cong, adjacent to the Cong river.
Matt, who works in the Hatchery, kindly showed us all around the hatchery, including where they hatch the eggs and keep the salmon babies until they are big enough to be moved out into bigger tanks. Eventually, when they are about 14 months old they are released into the wild via the Cong river.
Matt explained the importance of keeping our water systems clean as pollution and dirty water can have a very damaging effect on our local salmon.
We really enjoyed our trip to the hatchery. We are looking forward to visiting it again nearer the end of the year.