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Monday, March 14, 2011

Area News: Battle Lake students learn and fish

Students from Battle Lake Elementary school went to Molly Stark Lake on an ice fishing adventure this past Friday, March 11th.

They didn't have the best of luck, only catching three perch, but the kids still had fun.

From the Fergus Falls Journal:

On Friday, the fifth and sixth grade classes at Battle Lake elementary school took traveled to Molly Stark Lake in Glendalough State Park to go ice fishing. Overall, they caught three perch, but the kids didn’t seem to mind. They studied their fishing holes intently and played in the snow cover on the lake, throwing snowballs and wrestling.

The day on the lake is in its third year, and the kids earned it by completing the school’s MinnAqua curriculum. MinnAqua is a DNR program designed to teach people of all ages about stewardship of lakes and water, as well as fishing safety and the ins and outs of lake ecosystems. This is the third school year that the Battle Lake school has used the curriculum for the fifth-grade class.

The goal of the trip is to teach the students about biology, and having so many lakes so close to the school, the ice fishing trip is a great teaching tool.

Read the rest of the post over at the Fergus Falls Journal: Battle Lake students learn and fish | The Fergus Falls Daily Journal
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