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2012

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Arcadia Elementary School April 26, 2012

Sport Fish Restoration

 
A student sprinkles cocoa on a watershed model. The cocoa represents mud. Mrs. Morrison passes a spray bottle containing water to another student. The water in the spray bottle will represent rain.
Students watch as the water from the spray bottle washes the cocoa into the creeks on the watershed model. Mud in our creeks is a big problem that causes problems within the food chain.
In order to thrive in their environment, fish need clean water. Ground water is important. Here students take a stroll in Bubbling Springs at Tannehill State Park.

Fish habitat has changed as a result of dams.
Biologist Moss discuss the pros and cons of a dam on a stream.
Students get a chance to collect aquatic invertebrates. Left photo, a student holds a horn snail. Bottom photo, two young ladies show off some Asian clams. Asian clams are considered exotics

Biologist Jackson assist a youth with a seine. Collecting fish is the highlight of the field trip.
What kind a fish is that?

We needed water for the fish that were collected from the stream.

A bluegill was the only fish collected today.
Students view aquatic insects that were collected from the stream in the green and yellow magnifiers. The two students on the right are looking at a key on the table. The key was used to identify the insects. Fish use the insects as a source of food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the great fun collecting animals!
Mr. Maurice Jackson

Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division

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   Students at Arcadia Elementary enjoyed learning about their watershed and the importance of clean water for people, industry, and wildlife.

 


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