Marine Team fish tank

Heritage Students Care for Hundreds of Aquatic Creatures

Thanks to WSP Wild Ones Baseball,  FoodSmith, and Blue Sky Bookkeeping for their support.

Students participating in Marine Team at Heritage E-STEM Magnet School in West St. Paul showed off their aquatic know-how with an open house for the community.

“It’s very calming… the tank is like a tiny ocean.”

Miranda, 8th grade

Marine Team By the Numbers:

  • Started in 2011.
  • 230 students involved this year.
  • More than 500 fish in 60 aquariums.
  • Around 50 snakes, lizards, and turtles.

More than fish: Marine Team has creatures well beyond the standard fish, including eels, sharks, tortoises, pythons, softshell turtles, geckos, skinks, frogs, and more.

“They have a personality of their own.”

Emma, 7th grade

Marine Team Open House in Photos

“You have to be committed to your tank.”

Daniel, 7th grade

All photos by Finley Gustafson. Fin is a junior at Two Rivers High School. He love all kinds of photography, and you can find more of his work and support him on Instagram.

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