American Eels

Eels in the Classroom Timeline



Eels are dropped off in classrooms after Labor Day

Eels transported in coolers
September - November

Early Fall

Good time to collect benthic macroinvertebrates from streams to feed your eels

Collected macroinvertebrates
December - April


Eels grow throughout the school year

Aquarium in classroom

End of School Year

Teachers are responsible for releasing eels back into a local stream to continue their migration journey!

East Pennsboro H.S. Eel Release