Acton’s Stream Explorers

Acton’s Stream Explorers

On Monday, Acton Elementary’s 6th grade explored a stream flowing through the Province Lake Golf Course.¬†We spent the morning collecting all the macroinvertebrates we could find, including dragonflies, crayfish, mayflies, crane flies and more! We also conducted...
Watersheds, Invasives and Water Bugs…Oh My!

Watersheds, Invasives and Water Bugs…Oh My!

It’s one of the busiest times of the year here at AWWA! Our school programming is in full swing as we introduce ourselves to the 6th grades in Acton and Wakefield. This time of year we meet with the 6th grade three times for a series of lessons. Below is a...
Tank Tales: Free At Last

Tank Tales: Free At Last

On Tuesday when I arrived at Acton Elementary, it seemed that everyone in the school knew why I was there, and knew that “it was time”. It was time for the 7th grader’s trout to enter the big wide world. It continues to surprise me how attached the...
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...
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...