The students have started to explore Aquatic life in the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie. When asking students about the river, many youth had not heard the name nor know where the Cuyahoga River is located. We’re “tackling that!” Pun intended.
Youth were given a map of the Cuyahoga River that winds through Cleveland communities. I guided them through the map and students observed that the river empties into Lake Erie.
Native fish in the river were introduced and youth researched the fish they were assigned to including: Bluegill, Walleye, Yellow Perch, White Bass and Channel Catfish. If you would like to learn more about fishing in Ohio please click on this link: https://www.takemefishing.org/where-to-fish-and-boat/ After clicking on the link you can enter any zip code you like to find fishing spots, bait shops, marinas, and more. Plus, logged catches, fish species, and fishing forecasts can be found!! I used the fish species page to print information about some species we studied afterschool.
Fish adaptation and habitats will be explored within the next two weeks as well as pollution and how it affects all aquatic life.
Please reach out if you have any questions.