One of the best things about Trout in the Classroom is that creativity that teachers and students draw on to make the program a success. Each classroom has specific needs for their trout and climate, and so each classroom tries to improve the tank and tank procedures to maximize trout health.
A lot of TIC programs have been struggling with the standard-issue egg basket--the one where there's a mesh bag wrapped around a plastic frame. Some classrooms have improved this basket by putting the bag inside the frame, so eggs can't get trapped and squeezed in the corners. But in Virginia and a few other places, they've invented a new egg basket entirely.
Check out this video to see how to build your own made-to-order trout egg basket!
Thanks to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and Virginia TIC for this.