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Grant Elementary School students learning about ocean and its wildlife

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EUREKA- Students at Grant Elementary School in Eureka have been learning about the local coastal ecosystem.

The program is called Ocean Weeks, and it’s in its 15th year.  It started May 26th and ends this Friday.  Students have been doing a variety of activities designed to teach them about the ocean and its wildlife.  On Wednesday, biologists with the Department of Fish and Wildlife gave a presentation to students.  They showed students how to properly measure fish, which is a method used to determine the health of a watershed.  School officials say Ocean Weeks is an important program for the students.

"We're impressing early on the love of the local habitats, the wilderness, the love of the ocean, so that they can respect our environment and help be part of the solution when they get older," said Tracie Kern, the Principal of Grant Elementary School.