A papier maché rockfish luminary takes shape at the Alberni Aquarium and Stewardship Centre on Family Day, Feb. 18. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Kids help Alberni Aquarium build rockfish luminary for next exhibit

Swimming For Change takes over in time for spring break

The Alberni Aquarium and Stewardship Centre invited kids to help create a papier maché-inspired luminary of a rockfish on Family Day.

With gooey fingers and a lot of fun instruction, young participants helped the rockfish slowly take shape.

The luminary will be hung at the aquarium as part of their next exhibit, opening in time for spring break, aquarium manager Jenny Fortin said. “The new exhibit will be called Swimming For Change. It will focus on invasive species and pollution awareness, with a big focus on rockfish populations.”

Fortin added that the luminary could be used for parades or other events, but was created specifically for the new exhibit.

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