This video segment features subsistence fishing and harvesting in the Northwest US. Segment was adapted from a student video produced at Northwest Indian College in Bellingham, Washington.
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Students hear from an Elder who speaks about how he used to go trolling (fishing) for salmon with his relatives when he was young. He recalls that they noticed the salmon were moving farther offshore into deeper water. They suspected it was because the water was warming.
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Optional extension: students take on the role of organisms such as predators, prey, or plants within a specific ecosystem. Each group is assigned different survival needs, provided by the educator.