Marsh Education

Vision – Arizonans appreciate, respect and protect native Arizona fishes
Mission – To educate Arizona’s children about native Arizona fishes

It’s that simple.

Sharing Tails, Camp Sharing Tails and Sharing Tiny Tails are unique and exciting programs created by local scientist, Carol Pacey. Few if any science programs reach out to pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first and second grades, and fewer still do so with information about native Arizona fishes.  Sharing Tails supports aspects of the Arizona Science Standards and Arizona’s Common Core Standards English Language Arts per grade level. Marsh Education encourages students to consider science as a career (STEAM) and uses math, reading, writing, and art in all programs.Sharing Tails

Our Programs…  

Sharing Tails (K-2, formal)
Primarily for kindergarten (if this is your school’s first year with our program) as we hope to visit these kids as they move on to first and second grades, allowing our program to build each year as the kids grow and learn! Sharing Tails is a unique and exciting environmental outreach program for kindergarten, first and second grades that supports aspects of the Arizona Science Standards and Arizona’s Common Core Standards English Language Arts.

Kids will learn about native Arizona fishes through a fun, interactive presentation, meet a fish scientist and participate in hands-on activities, all while gaining an appreciation for our state’s unique natural resources!

In-School Field Trip Sharing Tails

Camp Sharing Tails (all-ages elementary, informal)
We will bring Camp Sharing Tails to your elementary after-school care or summer camp kids for single-day, two-hour visits! Kids will learn about native Arizona fishes through a fun, interactive presentation, meet a fish scientist and participate in hands-on activities including a physical activity, all while gaining an appreciation for our state’s unique natural resources!

Camp Sharing Tails

Sharing Tiny Tots (pre-K, informal)
Sharing Tiny Tails is a pre-kindergarten program where we read our book Counting Fish!, sing a fun number song about fish and then do an age-appropriate craft project with the kids.
Sharing Tiny Tails
For more information about Marsh Education programs, please contact
Carol Pacey
Program Manager and Instructor
Marsh Education
5016 S. Ash Ave., Suite 108
Tempe, AZ 85282
480.456.0801 voice
480.456.0806 FAX

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More About Marsh Education ~ From 2008-2011, Marsh & Associates, LLC, presented a free, state-wide, on-site, exciting native Arizona fishes public outreach program, Sharing Tails, at public elementary schools. We traveled the state teaching kindergarten through second grade students about our native fishes, reaching about 33,000 students which exceeded our goal of 30,000 students. For more about our program, please read our article published in Applied Environmental Education & Communication, Volume 12, Issue 4, pages 254-260.
_APK3000z_edit After 2011, we created Marsh Education in 2013, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 branch of our parent company, Marsh & Associates, LLC.  Since its founding in 2008 the Native Fish Lab at Marsh & Associates, LLC has been a leader in native Arizona fish work.  It had been a unit within the Department of Life Sciences at Arizona State University since 1980.

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