Students teach pet fish to shoot hoops, play fetch
The R2 Fish School Kit is the world's first complete pet fish training system. Using the positive reinforcement training techniques in the R2 Fish School kit you can easily teach your fish football, soccer, slalom, the limbo dance, basketball and much more. Teachers are catching on to the educational benefits of the kit and educators across the country are using the kit as an in class science project. The Kearney School of Science, Communications and Technology in San Diego, CA and science teacher Joanne 'JJ' Johnson have implemented the program. They have 10 tanks setup in her classroom and students are divided into small groups of 3 or 4.
'Team members experience a wonderful sense of pride and accomplishment when they demonstrate the skill of their 'fish stars' to an appreciative and often incredulous audience.
Students have learned that patience and consistency are essential to
effectively train animals', says Johnson 'Generating excitement in
the learning process is at the heart of teaching. Fish School is tailor-made for this'. The product shatters the perception of goldfish having just a 3 second memory. It shows us that there is intelligence in the animal world that we cannot see or understand. The kit is being used by educators across the country and behavioral psychologists at the university level. The R2 Fish School kit has been featured in many articles and national television.
When the product was on Good Morning America a crew was sent to film 'Comet' a trained fish, 'The crews jaws just dropped, a typical reaction, when they saw this little trained fish playing fetch or scoring a goal' says Russ Ronat, President of R2 Solutions the company behind the kit, 'It really is amazing how easily this can be learned, the kit teaches us all to be a little more sensitive to the wonders of nature'. The R2 Fish School kit has received rave product reviews and was recently awarded as 'Best In Show' in the aquarium category of the 2009 Global Pet Expo. Global Pet Expo is the pet industry's largest annual trade show.