World Fish Migration Day book

World Fish Migration Day a Success!

A big thank you to all of our participating classrooms that helped make our events for the first-ever World Fish Migration Day a success! We were very excited to participate in this international celebration of migratory fish, and were happy for the opportunity to bring together local communities around our fisheries work. In Vientiane, Laos…

Learning about the history of Knight's Ferry

Meko Learns California History

In addition to releasing baby salmon in the Stanislaus River, Ms. Gee’s third grade students also visited the historic town of Knight’s Ferry, and took Meko along for the ride. Meko got to learn about California history, and how the town was built at the time of the California Gold Rush. “Here is Flat Meko…

Stan with 3rd grade students at Nam Ngum Reservoir in Laos

Stan visits Nam Ngum

While Meko the Mekong Gaint Catfish has been exploring the Stanislaus River in California, Stan the Salmon had the chance to visit another part of the Mekong River last week. He traveled with Ms. Panoho’s 3rd grade class from Vientiane Pattana School to Nam Ngum Reservoir. Nam Ngum is one of 11 major tributaries of…

Meko, third graders, and baby salmon

Meko and the Baby Salmon

Students in both California and Laos have been learning all about the fish life cycle – how fish grow and reproduce, and the journeys they take to get from one lifestage to the next. Some California students even raised salmon in their classrooms, where they got to witness life changes happening before their eyes. Meko…

Letters from Chico

Special Delivery

Last week was a big week for letter deliveries here in Laos! Sam and Erin visited all of the Lao classes, and delivered letters Erin had brought from Ms. Gee’s class in Modesto (more photos to come!). The next day, Ms. Panoho told us she had just received a package of letters mailed all the…

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Letter Exchange

We’ve had a number of student letter exchanges between classrooms in California and Laos as part of our program. Ms. Gee sends these photos of her third grade class in Modesto, California. The students are showing off Meko the visiting Mekong Giant Catfish and student letters from Laos. Dear Friends, Greetings from Sipherd Elementary School.…