Kids Meet Fish at Petrie Island

Over 40 families came out to learn about the rich diversity of fish species that live in the Ottawa. They got to participate in activities and meet some resident fish that call Petrie Island home.

Written by Meaghan Murphy
Photo: Museum biologist Noel Alfonso explains fish diversity in Ottawa River.

On Tuesday, August 18th, Ottawa Riverkeeper teamed up with the Canadian Museum of Nature to present the creatures of the Ottawa River at Fish Day, which took place on the shore of the river at Petrie Island.

The event was part of Friends of Petrie Island’s Children’s Naturalist Program, which runs weekly through the summer from June through August and teaches kids about the shoreline ecosystems with informative hands-on outdoor activities for kids from 2-12.

Bummed that you missed this event? Ottawa Riverkeeper will be working with the Museum of Nature again on the shores of the Rideau River at Mooney’s Bay on Sunday, September 20th. Bring out your family to meet some of the creatures that call this Ottawa River tributary home and learn about the challenges and threats they face. Check out our events page for the latest information on this event as it becomes available.

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