As part of the Trout in the Classroom program, schools received eggs during the fall and they raise their baby trout over the winter. Trout eggs are hatched, cared for, fed, provided with a careful environment. The program culminates with the release of the fingerlings into a local stream during the spring. The students are very excited by the prospect of seeing their fish released in a beautiful natural stream. The students also hike in the woods, have some educational activities and a picnic lunch.
Trout Release Volunteers perform two main tasks. First, we help release the trout into the stream. And second, we catch stream macroinvertebrates and display them on the picnic tables for the kids. Volunteers help the kids identify the "bugs" and return the bugs to the steam afterwards. Optionally we can show how our flies immitate the naturals, and provide casting demonstrations.