On the 14th February 2020, Wellspring College JSS1 students went on a science excursion to Mr. Fish Aqua Zoo, Ipaja, Lagos.
Students were received by Mr. Adediran Isreal Ademuyiwa popularly known as Mr. Fish, CEO of the leading aqua zoo in Nigeria. He began by enlightening students about the types and importance of various exotic fish and aquatic animals, some of which included the famous piranha fish, guppy fish, paradise fish, the electric eel, the turtle and alligator. He explained how the electric fish inspired the creation of the remote control.
The tour guide, Mr. Tunde Lawal took students through the catfish pen where they practiced how to catch and handle the catfish. They had the opportunity to visit the natural fish pound which hosts various fish and water plants. They observed how the pound was made and thereafter went on a short nature walk.
The highlight of the event was meeting with “Mary” the electric eel; some of the students had a feel of its current by touching its head.
At the end of the educative adventure, students received training on how to care for fish in an aquarium. Each student received a mini aquarium containing live platy fish and a water plant.
It was an educative and exciting science excursion.