Discovery Students Participate in Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener
May 15, 2017
Discovery students in Sarah Mathiason's fourth-grade class have been
learning about Minnesota wildlife, water conservation and its impact on the
environment for the last few weeks.
On May 12, the kickoff to the Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener, they received hands-on learning at Lake George and were able to apply the knowledge they've obtained.
The Department of Natural Resources and its volunteers taught students
about how clean water makes for good fishing, but that there is a difference
between clean water and clear water and how that affects different species
living in lakes and rivers in Minnesota.
The students also learned about aquatic invertebrates, families of fish and
identifying them, water safety and how to prepare for fishing.
Finally, students fished along the shore of Lake George while showing off
their newly learned casting skills. Students were ecstatic to catch fish and
keep the rod and reel at the end of the day.