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Fish Hotel Kit

Explore the effects of shoreline trees on Wisconsin fish species with the Fish Hotel Kit. The kit developed by the University of Wisconsin-Division of Extension Center for Land Use Education at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point contains a variety of instructional materials designed to help students learn about the benefits of leaving trees in lakes. Trees in lakes not only provide areas for fish to spawn but also offer shelter to help some species protect their incubating brood. Large submerged trees can host entire fish communities! Recommended for educators of grades K-8.

This Kit Includes:

  • A Second Life for Trees in Lakes – Teacher resource booklet
  • My Lakeshore Field Journal*
  • Fish Hotel, fiction – Full-color, hardcover picture book*
  • Fish of Wisconsin Field Guide
  • Water’s Edge – Teacher resource booklet
  • Fish Hotels, non-fiction (20 student copies) – Full-color, companion booklet
  • Fish Hotel Lesson Plan
  • Wisconsin Lakes Trivia Game
  • Fish Hotels Poster
  • A Second Life for Trees Poster
  • Game Fish of Wisconsin Poster
  • Little Fishies of Wisconsin Poster
  • Large Mouth Bass Plush Toy
  • Video links to short videos of fish swimming through real fish hotels

*The books marked by an asterisk are tailored to the Wisconsin standards for science for grades 3-5 (Standards SCI.LS1 and SCI.LS2) but have been used with a wide variety of audiences, including camps and special education classrooms.

Other Resources for this kit:

Heather Phelps

WCEE Resource Specialist

Contact Heather with any kit-related questions.