FHS students donate 150 tilapia to new program at NBHS

Published 1:05 am Saturday, March 11, 2017

Florala High School students shared their fishery knowledge Friday morning with New Brockton High School students.

“ FHS donated 150 Talapia to help NBHS get started with their own fishery program,” said FHS Principal Max Whittaker.

Students Eddie Shrewsbury and Adrian Jordan helped Mason Adams and Hunter Wallace of NBHS.

Florala’s science department maintains a fully functioning fishery on campus that is sustained by the work of the students.

The fishery is a result of the school’s partnership with Program for the Academic and Cultural Enhancement of Rural Schools, also known as PACERS.

Florala High School received a $16,000 Community Services Grant in July 2010 to help the school purchase and install the equipment for the program’s teaching facility and to purchase a wind turbine to produce electricity for the building.

Through the program, students raise their own fish and learn things such as performing pH and toxic level tests to water.

Aquaculture programs deal a lot in science, math and chemistry.