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Re: [Killietalk] Kids & killies
"Anyone know how to aproach a school about it?"
My wife is an ESE Teacher here in Florida. Her kids
have always been fascinated by the pretty planted
tanks full of killies I set up for her. These are
elementary age kids grades 3-5. In the fall my wife
wants to use them to help teach them about the
rainforests and how ecology works in this ecosystem
via the Killies. She plans to use gardneri since they
are so easy to work with. Any suggestions would be
appreciated. One great idea that I think would be very
beneficial and would allow the AKA to work with
schools is to develop some informational reading
material for a specific age group we would want to
help. Kids in elementary school are reading allot and
that?s an emphasis. Informational reading, not just
stories are very useful to the education department.
Especially with cut backs in science and art etc this
could be very well received because it would teach
science and reading. This would be a way to partner
with the education Dept. and the AKA. Any thoughts?
--- "J. C." <hillbillynursery at yahoo_com> wrote:
> This is part of why I want to see more killies in
> pet shops. More exposure means more people that will
> get into them. I know you can not "make money" with
> selling the fish to LFS as the price they will get
> has to be in range of common fish. So the LFS store
> sells them at $7-8 a pair and you get 30 to 40
> percent of that. So everyone try to raise a few
> extras for the local LFS and ask if you can leave
> info about these strange fish. I have found being
> more difficult to raise is crazy. The bettas with
> them having to be in seperate small tanks was a pain
> yet you always see them in the pet stores. I am sure
> some species are to hard to raise and maintain for
> this project but many are not. If I could have found
> killies 18-20 years ago when I was looking for them
> I may never have bred livebearers.
> If there was such a program close to me I would
> give them several of these golden wonders as it
> would be very hard for someone to totally fail with
> these. Anyone know how to aproach a school about it?
> Or would going through 4-H program or such be
> better? I am also wanting to get some stuff together
> and do bee lessons as I keep honeybees. The bees are
> an easier aproach to the schools because of the
> shortages of honeybees in the news. What angle would
> you give as to a lesson learned from these fish?
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