Tank Tales: Catching Critters

Tank Tales: Catching Critters

Last week the Paul School’s 4th grade, and Acton Elementary’s 7th grade, learned about how to determine water quality based on the types of macroinvertebrates or “water bugs” you find in a stream. These macroinvertebrates are important because...
What’s In Wakefield’s Groundwater?

What’s In Wakefield’s Groundwater?

Most of the water on Earth, 97% to be exact, is salt water found in the oceans. On the flip side, only 3% of the Earth’s water is fresh! 2% of the Earth’s water is in solid form, found in ice caps and glaciers. Because it is frozen and so far away, the...
Tank Tales: Acton’s Brook Trout Eggs Arrive!

Tank Tales: Acton’s Brook Trout Eggs Arrive!

On January 24th, the eggs traveled from a fish hatchery in Casco, Maine to Acton Elementary! The school was a buzz with many people asking if the eggs had finally arrived, and asking to sneak a peak. Before revealing the eggs to the 7th graders, we talked about brook...
Welcome Back to Tank Tales!

Welcome Back to Tank Tales!

“Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout.” ~Irish proverb. After last year’s success with the Trout in the Classroom Program, we decided to bring brook trout back into the 4th grade classrooms of Wakefield. Schools all across New...