Something Fishy at Bear Tavern Elementary

Something Fishy at Bear Tavern Elementary

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Students at Bear Tavern Elementary School know that something pretty fishy is going on: the school’s new principal, Chris Turnbull, along with the school’s PTO have developed a whole-school project about the lifecycle of rainbow trout. The PTO purchased a large aquarium so that students have watch the life cycle of trout from egg to fish. Each grade level has age appropriate hands-on activities that encourage cross-curricular learning. Students’ responsibilities include caring for and monitoring the trout as they grow.  The eggs have hatched and the baby trout are developing.  In the spring, the trout will be released.
2015-10-16 08.58.34 “The Trout Project is a perfect example of our growing use of project-based learning, yet the community and ecological impacts are even more exciting,” said Lisa Wolff, Hopewell Valley Regional School District School Board President. “The district’s move to ‘go green’ began to save money and reduce our facilities’ carbon footprint, but it has grown into a core value that penetrates student learning, the curriculum, and our greater community.”
1st egg hatch
Follow the trout project on its website and see how it develops: http://beartaverntrout.blogspot.com.
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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, and a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, photographing mushrooms, and misguided adventures in random hobbies. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), serves on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance, and holds the elected position as the Hopewell Borough Democratic Committee Municipal Chairwoman.

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