AWWA in the Schools!

AWWA in the Schools!

It’s been a busy few weeks at AWWA! We’ve been visiting the Acton and Wakefield elementary schools for our 6th grade module on watersheds and invasive species. Yesterday was an especially exciting day, as we had our brook trout release with the Paul School 4th...
Tank Tales Update #5

Tank Tales Update #5

This week our Paul School 4th graders learned how their aquarium is set up to simulate nature! Brook trout require certain conditions in order to thrive, and the 4th graders did a great job of guessing how we meet the trout’s needs while they’re growing in...

Wakefield 7th Graders Test Their Well Water

It’s that time of year again! Around this time every year, AWWA and a team of volunteers head into the Acton Elementary School and the Wakefield Paul School for some fun activities. This week we were in the Paul School, and next week we will be testing with...

Tank Tales Update #4

Most of our eggs have turned into alevin, and only a few have yet to make the transition! All we have to do now is wait until they absorb their yolk sacs, and then we’ll have fingerlings to start feeding. Seeing the transformation from egg to alevin makes the...

Tank Tales Update #3

On Friday, our fourth grade classes learned about general fish anatomy! The first thing I had the students do was to try and label the basic parts of a fish using a word key. After much debate and uncertainty of their choices, we went over the answers. For a Friday...

Tank Tales Update #2

It’s been four days since our trout were delivered to the Paul School in Wakefield. After a rough count of the eggs in the tank, it looks like we have around 230! So far we’ve only had one egg turn white and die. It is important to take out dead eggs as...