Hands-on Ecosystem Learning

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To provide second-grade students with an engaging Science, Technology, Engineering and Math experience, the Miller Avenue School has partnered with the district’s STEM department to bring a local ecosystem to life within the classroom.

As part of the unit on local aquatic ecosystems, students will be raising trout eggs, which were delivered to the school on Dec. 9. With the help of their teachers, the students, over the next several months, will monitor the tank’s water quality while engaging in a stream habitat study. The fingerlings that the students help raise will be released into the local ecosystem in the spring to help increase the population of brook trout.

“This activity aims to teach students about local ecosystems and foster a conservation ethic,” said Dr. Amy Meyer, STEM director.