Resources for Learning about Fish
Acorn Naturalists offers creative hands-on learning resources for studying fish. Included here are creative fish printing activities, aquatic nets, field supplies, observation containers including unbreakable aquariums for field use, activity books and pocket identification guides. The fish models we offer are soft, making them perfect for making fish prints (soft replicas have the feel and characteristics of real fish, making them better for making prints than hard fish replicas that some companies offer). Gyotaku, the art of fish printing, incorporates science (fish diversity, anatomy, ecology), art (create colorful paintings, note cards, displays), math (measure and count fins, proportions, count fin rays), reading (use with stories about aquatic environments) and creative writing (write fact or fiction about the fish prints). All ages and abilities can enjoy creating beautiful, unique, artistic fish prints. Acorn Naturalists offers a selection of fresh and saltwater fish including bluegill, bass, salmon, trout, flounder, ray, reef fish, and many other fish replicas, all perfect for creating beautiful Gyotaku fish prints.