Muncie Sanitary District- Life in the White River ‘Stay at Home’ Learning Lessons Pt. 2

#LifeInTheWhiteRiver: Last week, we introduced you to some of the fish species that live in the West Fork of the White River. This week, we’re taking a closer look at one of those species: the River Chub.

These fish are known as “mound builders.” They use their large mouths to build nesting mounds out of gravel and pebbles. These mounds can measure 2-3 feet across with a height of 8-12 inches tall!

At-home activity for the kids:

Using rocks, sticks, and other outdoor materials, can you build a mound that’s 2–3 feet wide and 8–12 inches tall? Use a ruler or measuring tape to measure! How many inches wide is it? Send us photos of the “nesting mounds” your kids build for a chance to be featured on our page!