Schools of California freshwater fish are headed to the Martinez shoreline this afternoon via mobile aquarium to give students a chance to observe them up close.
More than 100 students from a Bay Point after-school program are set to learn about the fish and their habitats, according to district officials.
The 26-foot-long, 1,500-gallon aquarium on wheels is provided through an East Bay Regional Park District program for elementary students throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties, district spokeswoman Nancy Kaiser said.
During the visits, naturalists use stories and offer up-close encounters with at least a half-dozen fish species to teach students about fish biology and life cycles, she said.
Students also learn how pollution and littering affects the environment and the food chain, according to district officials.
Kaiser said the presentations teach students that “what we do where we live affects these fish.”
“We try to apply it to where they live and what they see around them,” she said.
Schools can apply to take part in the program by clicking HERE.
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