The Delaware River Shad Fisherman's Association was one of the Sponsors of the "Shad in Schools" program.
The Students had to closely monitor the water quality in the mini-hatchery.
These are the chemicals they used to test and fix the pH, chlorine, nitrate and phosphate levels in the water.
To verify the nitrate/phosphate levels, you have to check the color of the test strip (which has been dipped into the water) against the chart on the bottle.
Mr. Robinson showed the students how to record their observations.
Keeping a careful record is part of the scientific process.
These are the shad roe (eggs).
Here's a close-up of shad roe.
After the eggs hatched, the shad fry are released into the White Clay Creek.