Monday, May 14, 2018

La vie des poissons

Last Wednesday, GS-CP students enjoyed the visit of Greg Bell, family friend of Jeffrey and  Fish Culture Supervisor at Dry Mills Hatchery in Gray.

Students learned about the different stages in the life cycle of fish, and more particularly, of trout. Greg brought rainbow and brook trout at various stages of their development. Children were able to hold eggs in their hands and observe eye and backbone development. They also saw alevin with their sac of egg yolk attached to their bellies as well as the next stage: the fry stage. Of course, they learned how to name in French the main parts of a fish, as well as the names of the different stages of development.

They had a lot of questions and enjoyed learning more about Maine trouts and what is done in a hatchery.

Merci Greg for these wonderful moments!