Trout in the Classroom
Teaching Trout One Lesson at a Time
The Trout/Salmon in the Classroom program has continued to grow and schools are already on waitlists for next year. This program connects students to nature and conservation by raising trout eggs to fingerlings in classroom tanks, and releasing them into the wild. Its multi-functional approach teaches our youth about fish biology, entomology, and aquatic life, while at the same time assisting restoration efforts on local rivers and streams. As the school year draws to a close, May became a big month for Trout in the Classroom. In the New York City watershed alone, over 1,000 students had the opportunity to raise and release trout at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.