The Oregon Albacore Commission received a Farm to School Grant through the Oregon Department of Education and conducted a pilot project to introduce five Oregon fisheries to 5th grade students. Throughout the school year, students learned about Salmon, Groundfish (sole, rockfish, Pacific Whiting), Dungeness Crab, Albacore Tuna, and Pink Shrimp. Each fishery unit included guest speakers, slide presentations, posters, tasting opportunities, multi-disciplinary activity books, and a culminating Jeopardy game. The salmon and albacore units also included take-home dinner bags.
We are pleased to offer these seafood educational opportunities and resources in usable formats to everyone. Regardless of age, we’re sure that you will learn something new about the fisheries and have fun along the way.
What did you learn about Oregon’s fisheries? This game will test your knowledge. Divide into teams and have a quiz bowl.
Fishing Community Resilience
Deep Community Ties
Women: The Unsung Heroes
Optimism and Change
Saskia Madlener, an Oregon State University documentary film maker created a series of three interdependent videos that are a montage of individuals, eloquent voices and images that weave together the components of fishing community resilience: connection, bravery, perseverance, cooperation, passion, lifelong learning, innovation, leadership, independence, and adaptation. She created the series from the fishing community oral history research that began in the mid 2010s. Although not professionally recorded, over the years over 50 interviews were gathered that documented what it’s like living and working in the Oregon commercial fishing community.