Division of wildlife holding contest

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:59

    Elementary and Middle School science teachers take note: The 2006 Fish Art and Writing Contest information is now posted on the Division of Fish and Wildlife website. Your students in grades 4 - 8 can learn about NJ’s fish while honing their artistic skills. The division’s website also has lots of online resources that your students can search to learn about NJ’s fish as they do the research for the biography piece. Please feel free to share this contest with your school’s art and language arts teachers for this interdisciplinary activity. The Aquatic WILD activity “Fishy Who’s Who” can be used to introduce the contest to students. The activities done through the contest help meet NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards for Science 5.5 (Grade 4) A.1, (Grade 6) B.1, (Grade 8) B.1, B.2, B.3, and Science 5.10 (Grade 6), A.1. The winning entrants in each grade are invited to the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center in Oxford (along with their immediate family and their teacher!) to fish at the education pond on Opening Day of Trout Season, 2006 and to receive their awards at a special luncheon. The contest is sponsored by NJ chapters of Trout Unlimited.