Students, teachers, and parent chaperones from Maine’s outer islands gathered in Rockland at Island Institute’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative where IRW hosted author Mary Cerullo and her colorful book, “City Fish, Country Fish.”
Students were already knowledgable about some of the marine biology facts and photos that Mary shared in the all-group presentation, and were very creative during their workshops while developing fish “profiles,” whether they based it on actual data or imaginary fish.
Two educators, Paula and Audrey, talk about their love of the “City Fish, Country Fish” experience in this short video.
Mary also worked with 5th graders from Vinalhaven in the afternoon who had done lots of investigation and studying about cold and warm water fish species with teacher Amy Palmer.
As Mary says, the goal is for students to “appreciate and not be afraid of science, understand the diversity [in the natural world], and that books can be a launching point to learn more.” We couldn’t agree with you more, Mary!