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Third-graders soon to witness ‘magic’ of fish egg development

Posted: Friday, Feb 8th, 2013

Lincoln County teachers check equipment and supplies for their classroom “Fish Eggs to Fry” steelhead egg incubators. (Courtesy photo)

This year, local third-graders are focusing on rivers and the species that live there, as part of Lincoln County School District’s Ocean Literacy initiative. To help teachers engage students in learning while addressing science standards, several educators took part in a “Fish Eggs to Fry” training session on Jan. 24.

“Hatching fish in the classroom is a great interactive experience for students. It helps connect the classroom to our natural environment,” said Christine Clapp, a biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP). “It’s a wonderful way for young students to learn about math and science. And, teachers can expand on this activity for learning activities in other areas, such as language arts and fine arts.”

For the complete article see the 02-08-2013 issue.

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