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Out-of-Class Lesson Plans

Freshwater Fisheries Management

This lesson focuses on conservation and management efforts for freshwater fisheries. Students will learn: the role of the NYSDEC in freshwater fisheries management, several net types used for fisheries surveys, and 1-2 local freshwater fish species.

Predator Prey

Students will learn an example of each a predator and prey species that they can catch in a local water body. Students will be introduced to aquatic predator-prey relationships by playing a tag game. Predator and prey defensive traits will also be introduced (camouflage, schooling, external anatomy).

Regulations Scavenger Hunt

It is important to be able to identify fish in order to determine if they are a regulated species. Knowing fishing regulations and some simple information about fish will help promote the health and abundance of fish stocks.

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