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Touch Tanks are a unique educational resource and Touch Tanks for Kids is dedicated to helping school children learn from the direct experience offered by these tanks.
Below are links to articles about Touch Tanks for Kids.

Dr. Touch Tanks Visits St. James School

Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach Courier
Stephanie Grinnell, Staff Writer
Stephanie Grinnell, Photo
March 8, 2007

A new personality has been introduced to help get kids interested in ocean life and marine sciences. Dr. Touch Tanks, portrayed by Bob Sterling, has begun visiting schools to share his knowledge of the ocean with students, who he allows to handle his ocean creatures to assist in the learning process.
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Touch Tanks Bring Sea to Life
Portland Press Herald
By Seth Harkness, Staff Writer
Staff photo by Doug Jones
Thursday, March 1, 2007

Biddeford, Maine -- The baby flounder in the 100-gallon aquarium set up in an old Biddeford mill building was about as small as a child's hand. It's just the right size for a fish living in a tank designed for children to reach in and learn about the marine environment. About 30 of these tanks, built in Biddeford and distributed by the nonprofit Touch Tanks for Kids, are set up in schools and museums around the country. Click to read the full article.

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Bring Marine Life Indoors
District Administration Magazine
By Ellen Ullman
June 2006

Norwalk, CT - David Vaughan teaches high-school science at the Waynflete School in Portland, Maine. Although he's had an aquarium in his class for the 20 years he's taught science, he just bought a Touch Tank this year. Already, he says it's made a world of difference for his students. Click here to read the full article.


St. James Touch Tank Fundraiser Down to the Wire
Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach Courier
By Ward Peck, Staff Writer

Biddeford, Maine -- Students at St. James School had an extra incentive to meet their annual fundraising goal this year. Instead of the usual pizza party, they will be able to enjoy a permanent addition to the school: a salt-water touch tank to be filled with mollusks, crabs, fish and other sea creatures. Click here to read the full article.

Ocean Habitats in Peril: Education is the Key

Touch Tanks for Kids believes that education is the most effective means to make people aware of the dire threat faced by our oceans. Below are links to articles about the dangers facing the world's marine environments.

Marine educators share deep's secrets (Click to read article.)

Loss of Ocean Habitats (Click to read article.)

























































Countdown To


If current trends continue,
all the world's fish and seafood stocks are projected to collapse by 2048.

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