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...