Egging on education
Local students can watch salmon hatch
Eight schools in Lockeford and Lodi got a delivery of salmon eggs from Kathy Grant, City of Lodi Public Works Watershed Program Coordinator, who had picked up the eggs at the Mokelumne River Hatchery.
The 30-something day-old eggs will spend the next month or so in a small aquarium kept at a comfortable temperature of 54 degrees fahrenheit. Students and teachers will be able to observe them hatching before being released back into the river in February.
Fifth-graders Milly Rodriguez, 10, and Juridia Cortes, 11, look at the salmon eggs recently brought to Heritage Elementary School in Lodi on Thursday. For more photos, see Page 6.
Salmon eggs in their tank at Lawrence Elementary School in Lodi on Thursday.