Student preparing to release fish into St. Johns River

Mayport Elementary students make a big splash with bass-release project

May 26, 2022 – Fifth-grade students at Mayport Coastal Sciences Elementary made a big splash at Mandarin Park, thanks to a special event: the release of dozens of Striped Bass into the St. Johns River.

It was the culmination of a weeks-long project in which students nurtured and cared for the fish until they were big enough to be released.

Our cameras were rolling as students excitedly released the bass into the river. Watch to learn more about the program that made it possible, and the powerful lessons students walked away with.

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