The Wreck Pond team was happy to conclude another year of school outreach with successful field visits from Communications High School. Over the course of two days, 80 freshman from the vocational school enjoyed participating in scientific field work stations including: seining & fish sampling, macro invertebrates, water quality, citizen scientist monitoring, and nature walks. An exciting find during these trips was the first documented juvenile river herring of the year, presumed to be an Alewife! That means adults successfully spawned this year helping the Wreck Pond Alewife population to grow.
In total, American Littoral Society staff and volunteers welcomed nearly 200 students in 2017 from schools in the Wreck Pond watershed to enjoy a day of interactive field activities to further connect them to their surrounding environment. For more information on how to get students involved with the Wreck Pond project, please contact Julie Schumacher, Julie@littoralsociety.org