Schools of Fish
In the event that more than 10 schools apply, the SELAS Board of Directors will make the final decision in consultation with the Schools of Fish program coordinator, Jackie Byers.
Well, we certainly hope that will not be the case. But in the event that it does happen, we will meet with you to discus the event on an individual basis.
Not much. Really nothing. We would like some pictures if possible though 🙂
Excellent question! Louisiana Fish Store (LFS) has graciously agreed to take your fish over the summer break. You will have to catch the fish and put them in a bucket with aquarium water and bring them to LFS. The following school year, LFS will give you new fish to replace your old fish (the fish may or may not be the same ones that you brought in)
Right now, we are only accepting financial donations. We are not accepting livestock or used aquariums. If you are interested in making a financial donation, please contact the program coordinator, Jackie Byers at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have used aquariums or livestock that you need to get rid of, Jackie may be able to help you with that as well.
Right now, we are only allowing for schools in the greater Baton Rouge area to participate. There are 2 reasons for this. First all of the volunteers that will be assigned to schools will be based out of the Baton Rouge area. Second, all of the supplies will be located at Louisiana Fish Store in Baton Rouge. This is also the location where you (the teacher) will bring the fish for the summer break.
First, you are going to be the key person in maintaining the aquarium. Volunteers from SELAS will assist you with the initial setup and first water changes, but after that, the responsibility will be on you to maintain the aquarium. Maintenance mainly consists of doing water changes, cleaning the filters, and feeding the fish (or keeping the children for feeding the fish too much!)
SELAS will be around to answer any questions that you might have, but we currently only plan to supply aquariums for one year. After that, the aquarium is the property of the school. The school can keep it running, or take it down.
Hopefully the fish will be fine. If possible, try to give them a water change before you leave for vacation. It would be best if you could stop by the school a few times and give the fish some food over the vacation period. Better yet, would be if you were to stop by and give them a water change as well.