Saturday, December 26, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
Here we go again everybody can watch the School Salmon grow for the next 5 months until they get released, if you don't have one in your area follow it here. Feeding should start soon.
With the schools being closed for 2 weeks some of the Alevin needed to be moved to our 65 gallon aquarium set up at the hatchery to be taken care of over the holidays & the food & feeders needed to be dropped of at the rest of the schools were Teachers & Staff will start feeding when they are ready, Wednesday I took a run to Goderich, Brookside, Wingham x 2, Teeswater x 2, Formosa, & Kincardine Schools & Thursday was Wiarton, Hanover Walkerton x 2, Ethel, Breslau & Guelph, there were lots of question & one of the volunteers said the Grade 1 students were more excited about my arrival than they were checking out their letters from Santa that they just went over together, lol,
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
Rainbows about 8 months old
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
All the eggs were hatched, so the students took the egg tray out & released the alevin in to the whole Aquarium. Great to have Students taking care of the Hatcheries daily activities! Students are also watching the temperature to make sure the chiller is running & keeping the temperature close to the set point.
Grade 2 class is doing a mural on the progression of the Salmon: Eggs to Alevin to Smolts. This is what they have so far. Looking very good!
Friday, November 27, 2015
The Lake Huron Fishing Club School Salmon Hatchery Program & Bruce Power partnership is benefitting more than just our local schools. Contacts were made last November when I attended the Upper Great Lakes Management Units meeting in Sudbury, with a few other clubs. As a result, we have formed a partnership between LHFC and the following five clubs: Bluewater Anglers & their 3 schools in Sarnia; Sydenham Sportsmen’s Association & their 3 new schools; 1 of the Bruce Peninsula Sportsmen's Association members will be helping with the Wiarton School joining SSA & LHFC; United Fish & Game Clubs of Manitoulin & their 1 school; Canadian Bass Anglers Federation with 1 of the members from Waterloo/Wellington & Mississauga clubs helping out with Breslau & Guelph schools. This is great to see, & as a result there will be 27 schools involved with the program. That should add up to over 1,000 students directly involved with raising the Salmon in their Classrooms or Library’s, from Sarnia to Guelph to Manitoulin Island. We would like to send a huge “Thank You” to Bruce Power for making this a reality. Also, SSA has 2 more school`s that they already had set up in Owen Sound, bringing the total to 29 School`s raising Salmon, because of the Club`s listed above. A couple of the schools have already had the eggs starting to hatch. Our partnerships are a huge step in the right direction! There will be lots of new youth interested in fishing by the end of this year!
Sarnia Area Schools
Peninsula Shores District School Wiarton
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Monday was the last school set up, the chiller had a bad motor for the fan & it needed replaced, headed up to Hanover to put the Chiller in the tank & was emailed when the temperature was 10c than headed to pick up the eggs & put them into one of our new Egg trays to wait for the to start hatching, there were a few hatched at the Walkerton Sacred Heart High School when I went to pick up the eggs & other school are reporting they have started too.
Checking out the tank & finding some hatched everything is good.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
1st it was off to Port Elgin to meet Brian to pick up the Salmon Eggs at 8am, Walkerton Sacred Heart High School, Wingham FE Madill High School, Wingham Sacred Heart , Brookside Public, Goderich District Collegiate School, Ethel North Woods Elementary, Breslau St. John's Kilmarnook School & Guelph Resurrection Christian Academy
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
North Woods Elementary Ethel, St. John's-Kilmarnock Breslau is set-up & waiting for the Salmon Eggs & everything needed to set up Resurrection Christian Academy Guelph was dropped off for Shawn to set-up after the equipment is done being cleaned. Lots of very happy youth with lots of Questions.