Library visitors to learn about the life cycle of salmon

Local libraries to host Grant PUD as part of their summer program

EPHRATA —Have you ever wondered how salmon make their way from their birthplace in the Columbia River all the way to the ocean and back again? Then be sure to attend Grant PUD's hands-on learning activity coming to a library near you.

As part of the North Central Regional Library's summer reading program, Swimming with the Salmon: The Epic Survival Game, children will learn about the life cycle of salmon, as well as efforts river partners throughout the region take to help salmon overcome the obstacles they encounter on their epic journey.

"This year, we are bringing a new program to our libraries that will have plenty of hands on activities for those attending to get involved with," said Public Affairs Supervisor, Chuck Allen. "It's a game for kids of all ages and everyone will get a better appreciation of salmon and their importance to our rivers and communities."

The activity begins with an overview of the different life cycle stages of salmon, along with the predators and habitat challenges they confront. To conclude the program, everyone plays a bean bag toss game. Each bean bag board represents a different barrier salmon experience as they travel to the Pacific Ocean and back.

See the program by visiting one of the following local libraries at the scheduled date and time listed:

  • Soap Lake: June 26, 11 a.m.
  • George: June 27, 4:30 p.m.
  • Warden: July 10, 4 p.m.
  • Mattawa: July 11, 11 a.m.
  • Grand Coulee: July 17, 11 a.m.
  • Coulee City: July 17, 3 p.m.
  • Moses Lake: July 19, 10 a.m.
  • Royal City: July 25, 11 a.m.
  • Ephrata: Aug. 1, 10 a.m.

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