The Rakefish Project

This four-foot long fish sculpture was created by art students at A.W. Cox Elementary School in Guilford, CT. The purpose of the Rakefish Project is to raise awareness of marine litter among elementary school children as it travels to schools throughout the United States - from Washington, D.C. to Hawaii. Students covered the surface of the rakefish with single word responses and questions that relate to how they feel about ocean litter.  A plastic bottle in the mouth of the fish is filled with notes from the participating fourth graders to world leaders about marine pollution. There is even a small storage space in the eye of the fish that houses a USB drive with a collaboritive powerpoint presentation. 

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The Rakefish Project is so proud of the students across America who contributed to the research tasks and pledged to make others aware of the marine litter problem. We are thrilled to be part of the Smithsonian's 2012 World Oceans Day Celebration!
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