Students take a field trip to the Mystic Lakes fish ladder to observe herring and American eels.

Students take a field trip to the Mystic Lakes fish ladder to observe herring and American eels.

A goal of this project is to bring the herring migration into schools throughout the 22 communities in the Mystic River watershed and beyond! The Mystic River Watershed Association is currently working with teachers and students in East Boston, Melrose, Medford, Somerville, Wakefield and Winchester. Teachers are collaborating via a private Google Drive to share curriculum and student work examples. If you would like to get your school involved, submit related lesson plans, or access the teacher Google Drive please contact us at (781)316-3438 or herring.education@mysticriver.org.

 

 

Estimated Herring Run Size 2012 - 2016

Based on the visual count performed by volunteers through the Herring Monitoring Program, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries uses a statistical model to estimate a daily run-size of the river herring passing into the Upper Mystic Lake in Medford, MA. (MS Excel doc)

 

Additional Resources

 

COMING SOON: Explore related curricula, lesson plans, fact sheets and data sets. 

 

Please send any comments or additional materials to herring.education@mysticriver.org.