Downeast Salmon Federation collaborates with local schools and the greater community to offer in-depth educational programming about salmon and watersheds. DSF works with a variety of groups in the field and in the classroom (or the picnic table, if need be) to bring watershed conservation to life. If you have other ideas you’d like to explore for your group, please contact DSF at

Field Trips

education-riverDowneast Salmon Federation offers tours of both of its fish hatcheries in East Machias and Columbia Falls. These tours can be done as a complement to the Fish Friends program or independently. Depending on the time of year, visitors can help with some hatchery tasks and see the fish swimming in the river water inside their flow-through tanks.

Check out our other recurring education programs:

Fish Friends

River Camp