Third Grade Releases Brook Trout

 

 

The third grade students of Woodland Elementary recently visited Sizerville State Park. The event was coordinated by Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA). 

The first order of business after arriving was to release several dozen brook trout fingerlings in East Cowley Run stream. This was the end of a year-long adventure for the students. The students have been raising the brook trout from eggs received from PA Fish and Boat Commission last November as part of the Pennsylvania Trout in the Classroom program (TIC). 

This interdisciplinary program introduces coldwater conservation education into Pennsylvania schools by raising brook trout, a native coldwater species, from eggs to fingerlings. The statewide program is a partnership between the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited (PATU), the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and the support of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. 

 

 

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