Lillit Genovesi

  • Think Tank

    Celebrating Women’s History Month via the Villepreaux-Power aquarium

    The Think Tank brook trout are doing great and growing big. Every day we can learn more about their behavior, how they interact, and react to change by simply peering into their tank. In fact, our trout aquaria are like a window into the secret underwater life of streams and trout, and we have Jeanne Villepreux-Power, a 19th century marine scientist, to thank for this opportunity. Jeanne is responsible for designing building,…

  • Science

    Think Tank: Tracking trout

    These tools help our scientists track wild vs. hatchery raised fish, monitor interactions, identify fish barriers and understand seasonal migrations.

    It’s African American History month and Trout in the Classroom students are celebrating the black women and men in STEM fields that have contributed valuable research supporting our efforts to take care of the environment. One such hero is mathematician Dr. Gladys West. Dr. West who, in the 1970s and 80s, developed algorithms, incorporating gravitational, tidal and…

  • Trout in the Classroom

    Think Tank: Resolutions and barriers

    We all know 2020 was a tough year. Sadly, our trout were not spared. Tragedy hit the TIC Virtual Think Tank at the Trailside Museum as the year came to an end. A December snowstorm and building closures combined with power outages created unsuitable habitat for our small fry. The situation was exacerbated by the…

  • Trout in the Classroom

    Think Tank: Cannibalism and story time

    Trout are missing from our virtual trout tank at the Trailside Museum and the very hungry fry are to blame. While trout love to feed on macroinvertebrates, they are ultimately opportunistic feeders. Like many other fish, trout are cannibalistic, and will eat smaller members of their own species. In fact, we commonly see this…

  • Trout in the Classroom

    Think Tank: Chilling in the Cross River and still finding bugs

    [et_pb_section admin_label="section"] [et_pb_row admin_label="row"] [et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] It’s a chilly 30 degrees Fahrenheit in New York City’s East of Hudson watershed today. Ihor Szholar, from Croton Watershed Trout Unlimited, and I took a short hike from the Trailside Museum to the Cross River. Equipped with a kick net, waders, small bucket, and hopes for finding…