GREENLAND, AR - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will bring their Mobile Aquarium to Greenland Elementary School on October 4, from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.
This event will allow the students of Greenland Elementary an opportunity to view up close a variety of native fish and turtles that they might otherwise not have a chance to see. It will also allow them to answer the question, "Does JAWS Live in Arkansas?".
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission began an innovative mobile aquarium program in 1991 to increase awareness and appreciation of aquatic resources and environmental issues in the Natural State. Three aquariums of differing sizes are now available free of charge for display at school or related events. At each appearance, the aquaria are stocked with a large variety of native fish species and aquatic turtles. A program member will be in attendance to provide a brief presentation and answer any questions concerning aquatic resources and also provide educational literature. Since the program's inception, steadily increasing numbers of requests for a mobile aquarium program have been received.
The results of the students' observations will be reported in a variety of ways to share with parents as a part of Family Literacy Night at GES on Tuesday, October 18.