Seaside Heights Elementary fifth-graders will learn about local and sustainable fisheries through a new “boat-to-school” culinary program.

Throughout the year, the students will raise salmon, prepare seafood meals at a culinary event, take a field trip to a hatchery and receive take-home dinner kits to cook with their families. They will learn about salmon, ground fish, crab, albacore and pink shrimp through activity books, lesson plans and hands-on activities.

The Oregon Albacore Commission was awarded a $15,411 Farm to School grant from the state Department of Education to promote Oregon seafood with fifth-grade classes in the Seaside School District.

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