What better way to celebrate the significance of Idaho salmon than a feast featuring, you guessed it: fresh hunks of grilled salmon. After 2,000 fifth-graders and their parents and teachers spend three days learning about the biological, historical, economic and cultural importance of salmon and steelhead to the region, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will host a huge dinner where the public can sample the little guys they've just learned so much about.
Fred Meyer has donated the salmon for the barbecue and the grill will be manned by Murphy's Seafood Bar and Grill . In addition, Goody's Soda Fountain and Candy Store will provide some cold treats for folks to enjoy while they learn about the Japanese art of gyotaku fish printing. If all the barbequed salmon and ice cream starts to weigh you down, the Fish and Game's Nature Center stream walk will be open for you to waddle down and spot the silvery glimmer of Idaho chinook and kokanee salmon.
Thursday, Sept. 10, 5:30-8 p.m., $10 adult, $5 kids, Idaho Fish and Game Headquarters, 600 S. Walnut St. For more information, visit fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/education/ssdays.