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A field day at the Fish Hatchery

Staff reports

Seth Lightcap/Sierra SunKiley Dowd, 5, looks deep into the eyes of a catfish while learning about native and non-native Tahoe fish.

Children crowded the Tahoe City fish hatchery Thursday to learn some science during the Ninth Annual Children’s Environmental Science Day put on by UC Davis.

The free event was sponsored by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center and featured interactive science demonstrations by UC Davis scientists, local agencies, non-profit organizations and AmeriCorps.

Youth participants got up close and personal with fish and microscopic zooplankton from Lake Tahoe, learned about wetlands, tested the water quality of a stream, and helped create defensible space around the research station. The event was held at the facility known as the Historic Fish Hatchery. The building was recently renovated and celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony just after the educational event.

“Sun Staff reports