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Something Fishy going on at the Seagate Real World Science Conference

Our Loughs Agency Education Team delivered several workshops today at the Seagate Real World Science Conference.  Year 10 pupils from a range of post primary schools across the local area, attended the conference to receive hands-on experience of a whole host of STEM-related careers.

Loughs Agency workshops included an introduction to the role of the Agency, followed by a river invertebrates identification and then fish dissection.

Pupils learnt how Loughs Agency Fishery Biologists analyse invertebrate samples to calculate work quality scores.  The invertebrates were identified using classification methods and a dichotomous key.  The pond sample had snails, shrimp, hoglouse and boatmen present.


After learning about some of the species of fish in our local rivers, pupils then watched a dissection of a trout to learn about its anatomy and function of each of its organs.  Pupils were really engaged with this part of the workshop asking lots of questions.


Loughs Agency Education Team would like to thank the pupils and teachers of St Mary’s for being fantastic hosts for this event.



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