Kamloops Thompson Teachers' Association Contact Us


To:                  Administrators and Teachers of

All Schools within S.D. #73

 From:              Gord Stewart and Joanne Nicklas

                        BIG Little Science Centre (BLSC)

                        Phone:  (250) 554 – 2572 

                        Email:  gord@blscs.org

Subject:          Application for a Salmonid Aquarium

(For Interested Parties NOT presently involved in the program)

Date:               For 2023 – 2024 School Year

For the 2023 – 2024 school year, the Stream to Sea
Program (formerly called the Salmonid Program) will be run out of the BIG
Little Science Centre, with Gord Stewart and Joanne Nicklas coordinating the
program.  For those familiar with the
program, we are planning on keeping technical and educational services the same
as in previous years, and for new teachers interested in becoming involved in
the program, please apply using the following form, or contact either Gord or
Joanne at the BLSC.  


 For over forty years our school district has been involved in the Salmonid Classroom Incubation
Program, now called the Stream To Sea Program. Teachers and students involved in this program complement their studies
by having a salmon aquarium in their care.  Teachers are provided with salmon eggs, incubators, teacher resources,
and technical assistance, courtesy of a contract the BIG Little Science Centre has with the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans.  The Stream to Sea Program stresses, among its goals, the importance of involving school children in meaningful and
interactive ways with the valuable salmon resource.

 The Kamloops/Thompson School District presently has over thirty aquariums in elementary and secondary schools. 
However, each year there are many new requests from teachers to acquire an aquarium.  There are usually some aquariums to be re-assigned due to teachers moving schools, assuming a different role, or having a different classroom focus.

 If you know of a staff member who wishes to become involved in the Stream to Sea Program, please ensure he/she completes the attached application form no later than September 22, 2023.      

 Teachers who presently are in charge of an aquarium at their school and wish to continue
with the program, need not re-apply.

 Thank you for your continued interest and support in the Stream to Sea Program.   


The Kamloops Thompson Teachers' Association is a union of professionals representing approximately 1200 public schoolteachers in the Kamloops and North Thompson region of British Columbia. All public school teachers in the Kamloops Thompson region belong to the BCTF (British Columbia Teachers' Federation). Here on the homepage you can find information about upcoming events, the collective agreement, professional development opportunities, executive committee and important forms.

Equity Audit Working Group

The KTTA is seeking expressions of interest from members who would like to be part of an equity audit working group with representatives from the District, CUPE and KTPVPA.  This conversation on equity and inclusion should be led by and include members from a range of equity-seeking groups.  Those interested may wish to provide, on a voluntary basis, information as to whether they self-identify as a member of one or more equity-seeking groups, including women, BIPOC persons, persons who are trans, gender diverse or Two Spirit, persons with a disability and persons who are lesbian, gay or bisexual.

Please email office@ktta.ca if you would like to be considered.  You are welcome to provide a short statement on your interest in being involved in this work.