Happy New Years To All Our Friends from Manitoulin Streams!
This winter Little Current Public School received a micro-hatchery through the Micro Hatcheries Ltd. with Rolly Frappier. TD Friends of the Environment contributed $7,000, the Little Current Lions Club through Catch the Ace $700 Little Current Fish and Game Club $500 for the micro-hatchery and $500 toward stream restoration. The remaining funds required were raised by Manitoulin Streams. A full hatchery unit was set up to sustain hatching and raising brook trout. The kids will learn the scientific process of hatching and rearing these fish and will venture off to a carefully selected stream to release them in the spring.
This amazing program has been run at a few schools on the island and serves as a complete hands-on educational experience for these students. Hats off to Rolly for a wonderful job done and to Little Current Public School for partnering with Manitoulin Streams to initiate this program and to all the funders that made this possible!
Manitoulin Streams was pleased to make the trek all the way out to Sheshegwaning for an educational session this week. Liam taught the students about climate change, the impacts on the habitat of polar bears and how melting sea ice impacts the oceans. He also talked about the impacts on the freshwater ecosystems and it's aquatic species. During his visit, Liam conducted a scientific experience using hot salt water and cold freshwater to show how the environment changes.
The kids were thrilled to participate and we will definitely continue efforts with more out of reach schools.
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