BRINGING THE RIVER INTO THE CLASSROOM!
Salmon in the Classroom literally means just that!
A fish tank is set up in a local primary school and pupils learn about the lifecycle of the Atlantic salmon and other species such as the freshwater pearl mussel.
Salmon eggs are put into the tank and the pupils keep a watchful eye as they slowly see the eggs develop.
Once the eggs hatch, the alevins (first stage) feed from the yolk sags attached to their underside, once the egg sags have gone the pupils then carefully feed the young fry (second stage) until it's time to release them back into the river....a wonderful learning experience to see this happening first hand.
Last year Sleights Primary School did a fantastic job at looking after the young salmon fry.
As one of the initiatives of Discovering the Esk a much needed new fish tank and chiller unit has been funded thanks to the support from players of the People's Postcode Lottery.
First Added: 27/05/2015 21:29:51
Last Edited: 18/10/2016 17:25:59
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