Kokanee Karnival Manual
Chapter 1 Introduction
The Kokanee Karnival Youth Education Program (Kokanee
Karnival) is a dynamic, innovative, hands-on effort to teach elementary
school children about the importance of clean water, healthy
streams, fish natural history, conservation of fish habitat, resource
stewardship, and community involvement.
Chapter 2 About KK
The outdoor environment is a significant factor in the Central
Oregon economy and life-style. The multitude of outdoor activities
lures more and more visitors and permanent residents each year.
These people help sustain the local economy. However, the ever increasing
number of people can place a significant burden on the
Chapter 3 Participation
Kokanee Karnival has two levels of participation Ė Comprehensive
and Elective. Within limitations set by funding and available
manpower, both levels are offered to elementary schools in Central
Chapter 4 Streamside
The Streamside Experience introduces students to the natural
habitat, food sources, and life cycle of trout and salmon, with an
emphasis on kokanee salmon, and it provides students with an
opportunity to observe naturally spawning kokanee salmon. The
Streamside Experience is purposely scheduled to coincide with the
kokanee salmon spawning period, which occurs near the end of
September. If the fish spawn before or after the date set for the
Streamside Experience, be prepared to explain to students that
Mother Nature is unpredictable.
Chapter 5 Hatchery
The Hatchery Experience introduces students to the purpose,
activities, and benefits of Oregonís hatcheries and the role hatcheries
play in managing Oregonís aquatic resources. The Hatchery
Experience is a half-day field trip. Classrooms enrolled in Kokanee
Karnival at the Comprehensive Level are required to participate in
the Hatchery Experience as part of their acceptance agreement.
Chapter 6 Angling Clinic
At the Angling Clinic Experience, students learn about water
safety, fish biology, angling skills, and angling equipment. The
Angling Clinic Experience is a day-long field trip to a local pond.
The clinic combines hands-on learning activities, games, teaching
stations, demonstrations, and an opportunity for students to fish.
Classrooms enrolled in Kokanee Karnival at the Comprehensive
Level are required to participate in the Angling Clinic Experience as
part of their acceptance agreement.
Chapter 7 Classroom Projects
Classroom projects are designed for elementary, middle, and
high school students. Classrooms enrolled in the Kokanee Karnival
program at the Elective Level may apply to participate in one or all
of the Classroom Projects.
Chapter 8 Fundraising
Fundraising is essential to the success of Kokanee Karnival.
Fundraising is necessary to increase equipment and supplies inventories,
maintain the existing inventory of equipment and supplies
in good working order, pay recurring operating expenses, and pay
salaries of regular and contract employees.
Chapter 9 Scripts
This chapter contains presentation scripts for every portion of
the Kokanee Karnival program ó Streamside, Hatchery, and Angling
Clinic Experiences and Angler Education. Use the scripts as a guide
when presenting information to students. Adjust the scripts to
accommodate studentsí experience, attention span, grade level, and
other factors. The scripts can be photocopied and used onsite.