We carried out experiments to do with water today.
We had a fantastic day with Fionnuala and Gary from the Inland Fisheries Board on the 17th of May at Drewstown House. We even got to tickle a trout!
Something Fishy Trip
We had such a fun trip today with our trip to the local river Urrin to finish off our participation in our project this term.
This didn’t post the first time. We discussed water, the importance of it and ways to conserve it. We also worked out the amount of water on average each child uses a day in our school.
We were introduced to the invertebrates which are found in freshwater. We found mostly mayfly and stonefly nymphs. They were surprisingly large. Michael told us that the water quality of streams and rivers can be determined by what type of
Fish in our local stream
We found sticklebacks, brown trout, stoneloach, minnow and one salmon. Michael told us that the stream had a lot of sediment in it possibly due to drainage works carried out locally. After looking at the fish we gently returned them
During our field trip to the local stream Michael and Séan introduced us to some of the many fish and invertebrates that leave in our freshwater. Eels are common in our streams and swim all the way to Saragasso Sea
Sea Life Collage
Our visit to the marine institute
We learned all about our marine environment and the lifecycle of the salmon. We observed the different stages of a salmon’s life from ova to adult salmon.