The Nutrient Cycle Program: Developing children’s cultural heritage

Children should be encouraged to participate fully in cultural and artistic life and should have appropriate and equal opportunities for cultural, artistic, recreational and leisure activity.

The Salmon’s Nutrient Cycle
Although Pacific salmon do not survive to care for their young, their deaths are an important factor in the survival of young salmon and the health of the ecosystem. The decaying bodies of salmon that have spawned release nutrients that support plant and insect life that in turn nourish salmon parr or fry. Some 22 species of mammals or birds directly feed on living or dead salmon, including: raccoons, otters, humans, bears, flying squirrels, jays, moles and shrews. Altogether, 98 species have a direct or indirect link to salmon through the food web.

“Cultural traditions form an essential framework for identity, social stability and compassionate interaction”  (Cellist Yo-Yo Ma).