Gabe Blankenship raises his arms in triumph after successfully making salmon dip with classmate Dylan Radziukinas. The first graders said they preferred their salmon fried. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)

Baranof Elementary begins the school year with a day of experiential learning, devoted entirely to Sitka salmon. During the Salmon Celebration, students rotate between classrooms to learn about salmon anatomy, storytelling, and the art of making dip.


Chuck Miller of Sitka Tribe of Alaska leads a Tlingit storytelling class for Baranof Elementary first graders (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)