Umatilla schools use aquariums to teach

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UMATILLA, Ore. -- STEM grants are helping Umatilla schools teach kids using fish.

The district received three aquariums for its elementary, middle and high schools, with dozens of fish eggs in each aquarium. It allows kids from kindergarteners to seniors in high school to use the tool in different ways, with the fish eventually being tagged and released.

"This is a good way for the students to understand that there is more job opportunities out there. There's college curriculums or degrees that they can pursue that will tie into this particular interest," said elementary teacher Cristina Bettesworth.

Staff say that once the fish are older, students will be able to speak with biologists to see how well the fish were raised in the student's care.