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During the fall of 2015 and spring of 2016, all children from the Beals Elementary School participated in hands-on learning projects once a week at DEI.  Some grew soft-shell clams, others grew one or two of the species of phytoplankton (marine algae) that we grow for our large-scale production in the hatchery, while others participated in a seeding project for clams at nearby Molly Cove.  All children worked on projects involving cultured Arctic surfclam juveniles.

Click here for a poster describing the pre-K to 2nd grade experiment. 

Click here  for a poster describing the 3rd through 8th grade experiment.

The children, teachers, school staff, and hatchery staff had the learning experience of a lifetime that will continue into the next school year!

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