New participant St. Benedict's Day School in Cobb County will be joining St. John Neumann Catholic School and St. Pius X Catholic High School in growing trout fingerlings in aquariums in their classrooms. After fertilized eggs arrive in September, students will watch the eggs hatch, take care of the fry, and watch them grow into fingerlings until they are released in the Chattahoochee River several months later. The Program includes cirriculum to teach students biology, chemistry, math and earth science concepts.
UCCTU Trout in the Classroom Coordinator Tom Schmeltzer will take an active part in getting the St Benedict's Day School program up and running, and in overseeing the programs at all three schools. Thanks again, Tom, for your dedication to helping to educate the next generation of outdoor activists.