Lost quite a few over Christmas break. Ones that are left are doing well and getting bigger since there is less competition in the tank. Hoping we will be able to release 30-40 this spring when they are fingerlings!
Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is an environmental education program in which students and their teacher in grades k-12;
- raise trout from eggs to fry.
- monitor tank water quality.
- engage in stream habitat study.
- learn to appreciate water resources.
- begin to foster a conservation ethic.
- grow to understand ecosystems.
Most programs end the year by releasing their trout in a state-approved stream near the school or within a nearby watershed. During the year each teacher tailors the program to fit his or her curricular needs. Therefore, each program is unique. TIC has interdisciplinary applications in science, social studies, mathematics, language arts, fine arts, and physical education.
Tailwater TU is proud to sponsor Trout in the Classroom for Flowery Branch High School.
From Rick Godfrey
(the teacher in charge of the project at the highschool):
October 18th 2016. Almost all have hatched! And the kids are naming them! They will probably start the swim up stage in a week or so and that’s when we start feeding them. Kids and teachers check on them daily. Cool project!