Shad/Herring Restoration & Awareness Effort (SHARE)

The SHARE program provides students hands-on experience while learning about the importance and impact of Shad in the Anacostia River.

AWS was proud to participate in the Shad Schools in Schools program in partnership with Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region for another successful year of engaging students in the restoration of the North American Shad population. Through this program, the AWS Education Team worked with hundreds of local students. These students raised eggs in their classrooms that ultimately hatched into fry and then released them into the Anacostia River.

Take a look at all the steps of the program in this video from the 2010 program!

Here is a video made by a 2nd grade class from Thomson Elementary explaining what they learned about the Shad and the Anacostia Watershed!


For futher inquiries on this program please contact or to get your class involved, please contact:

Jeanette O'Connor
202-488-0627 x226



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