Kim S. Minnier

To educate their special needs students about ecosystems and the environment, Mr. Minnier and Ms. Maisto expand their classroom aquarium project. Students harvest, raise, and care for the fish, maintain the tanks, conduct environmental impact studies, and explore the relationships between pollutants and the environment. Students also visit a fish hatchery to learn how experts milk trout. At the culmination of the project, students return the fish to their natural environment.