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Aug 11

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Trout in the Classroom

School is in session for these trout:

A school of fish… via PA Trout in the Classroom

Some students across Pennsylvania are helping raise brook trout in classroom aquariums. And it’s not just a front row seat to the life cycle of the fish.

Amidea Daniel of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission says the students also learn about water quality through hands-on activities – for example, by comparing the conditions in the tank to a local stream.

Daniel says,“The students are gaining an ownership of the health of the brook trout in the classroom and through that, they gain a connection to that local watershed.”

At the end of the year, they release the trout. The program is over, but for many students, an interest in conservation remains.

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