Schools of California freshwater fish were headed to the Martinez
shoreline Thursday afternoon via mobile aquarium to give students a chance to
observe them up close.
More than 100 students from a Bay Point after-school program are
set to learn about the fish and their habitats, according to district
The 26-foot-long, 1,500-gallon aquarium on wheels is provided
through an East Bay Regional Park District program for elementary students
throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties, district spokeswoman Nancy
During the visits, naturalists use stories and offer up-close
encounters with at least a half-dozen fish species to teach students about
fish biology and life cycles, she said.
Students also learn how pollution and littering affects the
environment and the food chain, according to district officials.
Kaiser said the presentations teach students that "what we do
where we live affects these fish."