Stan visits Nam Ngum

While Meko the Mekong Gaint Catfish has been exploring the Stanislaus River in California, Stan the Salmon had the chance to visit another part of the Mekong River last week. He traveled with Ms. Panoho’s 3rd grade class from Vientiane Pattana School to Nam Ngum Reservoir. Nam Ngum is one of 11 major tributaries of…

Meko and the Baby Salmon

Students in both California and Laos have been learning all about the fish life cycle – how fish grow and reproduce, and the journeys they take to get from one lifestage to the next. Some California students even raised salmon in their classrooms, where they got to witness life changes happening before their eyes. Meko…

Special Delivery

Last week was a big week for letter deliveries here in Laos! Sam and Erin visited all of the Lao classes, and delivered letters Erin had brought from Ms. Gee’s class in Modesto (more photos to come!). The next day, Ms. Panoho told us she had just received a package of letters mailed all the…

Dried fish in Laos

How would you keep your food from spoiling for a long time if you didn’t have a refrigerator? One trick is to dry it. In Laos, people sometimes catch a lot of fish at one time – more than they can eat before it goes bad. This often happens in the rainy season, between May…

Letter Exchange

We’ve had a number of student letter exchanges between classrooms in California and Laos as part of our program. Ms. Gee sends these photos of her third grade class in Modesto, California. The students are showing off Meko the visiting Mekong Giant Catfish and student letters from Laos. Dear Friends, Greetings from Sipherd Elementary School.…

Sabaidee from Laos!

Sabaidee! That means “hello” in Lao! (It’s pronounced sa-bye-DEE). Stan and Erin have arrived in Vientiane and have been getting down to work. For Erin, that’s been a lot of time on the computer, but Stan has been getting to know the FISHBIO staff at the Lao office, as well as Meko the Mekong Giant…