Historical Lecture Series: Transportation – The Robert Barrett Fishway

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The opportunity to view fish in their spawning migration is extremely rare, yet the Robert Barrett Fishway in Holyoke offers this to the public.  Each spring hundreds of thousands of fish return from the Atlantic Ocean to reproduce in the Connecticut River and Holyoke Gas & Electric provides viewing facilities where the public can see the various fish species and watch them as they are lifted over the dam so they can continue their journeys upstream.  At this lively and informative presentation from Dr. Liz Austin come learn about the fish and the fish elevators.

Dr. Liz Austin is the Coordinator of Public Programs at the Robert Barrett Fishway in Holyoke, MA.  She is an educator with a background in wildlife and fisheries conservation.   Her most recent publication was “Young Children and the Ocean: An Investigation of Ocean Education in Early Childhood Programs,” in Current:The Journal of Marine Education, Vol. 26, No. 3, 2010.  She has worked at the Robert Barrett Fishway for the past eleven spring seasons.

$5 suggested donation