Folsom School 3-4 Faces and Places Website

The students in Dr. Robinson's 3-4 Team, along with their library media specialist, Mrs. Sharon Hayes, have created a website all about South Hero history after interviewing townsfolk. Click here to learn about some buildings in town and the famous families that lived there in the past.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

On Sept. 9th, 2016, SHHS was excited to present Everette Dubuque, Ron Phelps, and Chet MacKenzie and the history of sturgeon fishing in the Islands. Everett talked about his experiences fishing for sturgeon from the time he was a junior in high school until 1968. Ron had memorabilia and stories to share from his grandfather's sturgeon fishing experiences. Chet Mackenzie, from the VT Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, presented current information about what the state has been doing to track the sturgeon population and their spawning habits which has enabled the state to develop a lake sturgeon recovery program. We learned that sturgeon fish are bottom feeders and only spawn once every four to five years. They live in 6-28 feet of water. From 1998-2008 they have been tagging the fish and learning about their habits. The acustic tag pings every three seconds for ten years and enabled the department to follow their territory. They put a receiver in the Winooski Delta and were able to record every fish that went by it. They discovered the fish are found in the shallow, 12-25 ft area--definitely up on the shelf. The Sturgeon prefer a soft bottom that has sediment so there are insects to eat. Please click on the video to hear this amazing and well attended presentation!