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Trout in the Classroom

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Last winter I came across a post here about TIC, and feel like I need to include my experience here for others. After reading the post, I did some research, spoke with a friend at work who's a big fly fisherman and he hooked me up with the president of the TU chapter of my district. I can't say enough about the generosity of TU with this program, they spent a little over $800 for my classroom set up. They own the chiller and filter, but I can use them indefinitely, if I stop participating, I just return the equipment.

I teach 11th and 12th grade science and a good amount of my students are jazzed about the trout. We got about 150 Brown Trout eyed eggs on October 5th, which hatched within a week, absorbed their eye sac over the next several weeks, and have been swimming around for the past few months. My estimate is there are about 110-120 swimming. My students test the water quality, feed, water change, and enjoy having then tank in the room. If they continue to survive until late March/early April, we will get a DEC stocking permit and put them in a local stream to live in the wild. Crossing my fingers they survive!!! 

 

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Great story and way to go on giving back to the environment and taking the time teaching the kids something they’ll never forget. A+ for the teacher! Thanks for sharing.


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:yes: WTG Luke. Textbooks can be great for learning but there is no replacement for the hands on experience with things like that.

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FYI.  You may want to look into this program.

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FYI.  You may want to look into this program.
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Thanks. This looks like a great program. This summer, I'll be in NC, but will put this on my list!!!

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 Very cool, wish we had such things when I was in school. Way to keep the younger gen. in touch with the outdoors!! To see first hand what has to happen in a controlled environment to get these little guys to where they are in the tanks!! Now how many do you think would have made it this far in the wild?? Great stuff!!

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Posted (edited)

I just realized that I never posted my results of Trout in the Classroom. As I mentioned before, we started with about 150 eggs.  I took around 35 students and 4 teachers to the Fishkill Creek in mid-April and released 108 Fingerlings!!! I was shocked by our numbers, I didn't think we'd get that many to survive. I'm excited to try this again!

Tried to load a video... didn't work. Will give it a go tomorrow.

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Let's try this...  And it worked!!!

 

One of my students had a drone and got a bunch of fly over footage, and we had a gopro for the underwater releases. This is just a little of what we got. I have a photo-media student that is going to do a full year project on TIC next year. Let's hope my results are close to what happened this year!!!

 

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