#LifeInTheWhiteRiver wouldn’t be the same without the Striped Shiner. Looking at the sides of this deep-bodied minnow species, we see dark-colored scales that form stripes. During the breeding season, we see these stripes flanked with bright pink coloration.
At-home activity for the kids:
Using a plastic yogurt container (or similar item), clear plastic wrap/clear plastic bag, rubber bands, and an X-Acto knife to create an aqua scope to view #LifeInTheWhiteRiver.
— Cut out the bottom of the container with an X-Acto knife.
— Stretch plastic over the cut-out bottom and hold it in place with two rubber bands. Make sure that it is secured tightly. Cut away any excess plastic.
— Take your aqua scope down to the White River and observe life underwater in a whole new way. Submerge the plastic-covered bottom into the water and place your eyes into the container.
Send us photos of your kids using their aqua scopes for a chance to be featured on our page!
As a gentle reminder, always avoid the river after significant rain because it can be dangerous due to high water.