Gyotaku is the ancient art of Japanese fish printing; traditionally used with real fish!
Historically, fish printing was done to keep records of different species, or types, of fish. If a fisherman caught an unusual fish they would make a print of it to prove that it was seen/caught.
The Young Allies of the River will be making prints of species of fish that are commonly found living in the Catawba River. Fish, paint, and paper provided.
Fish printing is just one of the many activities as part of Catawba Riverkeeper’s education programs. Program Director Haley Tedder will share more about Catawba Riverkeeper’s youth and adult education programs.