Like your mama making you eat peas, the Seattle school district says ya gotta study salmon every year...and many students resent every moment of it.
Not that they hate salmon, they just dislike being force-fed fish every year.
I'm a fish guy that thinks salmon are lovable, even sexy (ok, I'm weird). But I do know that force-feeding salmon facts to kids won't work. Instead, find a way to offer salmon education to kids that they will queue up to join. And that usually means getting outside and getting wet and dirty.
Like the experience-based learning mentioned in the article linked above. There's nothing like tramping around in the woods and finding real live salmon in a real live stream that changes people's view of salmon.
Force-feeding facts and figures in a classroom? Might just do more harm than good.