The Sage School 8th and 9th grades will present a debate and discussion on the future of the lower Snake River as both a vital and threatened natural ecosystem and a resource heavily utilized by humans. Students will take on the roles of various stakeholders — from salmon biologist to fly-fishing guide to an employee at Lower Granite Dam — and debate how to manage competing demands for salmon recovery, recreation, barge traffic, ecosystem health, and electricity, among others. This is the culminating event of a trimester spent studying these issues through research, numerous field visits, and meetings with experts in these fields.
Join us for this publicly presented mock debate.
The Sage School is a privately funded, coeducational day school located in Hailey, Idaho. Its mission is to honor adolescence as a critical developmental window for learning essential academic, cognitive, social, and emotional skills. The Sage School creates a thriving environment for students through a challenging, authentic curriculum centered on human ecology and engaging experiences designed specifically to promote self-awareness, community responsibility, and a sense of place.