Trout in the Classroom

Trout in the Classroom Art
Backwater Angler has volunteered some time to help PPTU bring TU’s Trout in the Classroom Program to schools in Baltimore and Harford counties. We visited Odyssey School, Lutherville Laboratory, and Bel Air High school late last week to check tank conditions and to drop off fertilized trout eggs to be reared in the classroom. All tanks are equipped with chillers that keep the water nice and cold. The tanks are also tested for pH and ammonia levels frequently during the rearing process. The eyed Kamloops strain rainbow eggs should be hatching by the end of this week. By May, each school will plan a field trip to release their trout in area streams. In the meantime students will learn a lot about water quality what it takes to keep trout healthy as they grow. Thanks to Jim Greene of PPTU for allowing us to participate in this engaging program! We’ll keep you posted. Pictures are of a wall mural created with recyclables by the Lutherville Lab Environmental Club-impressive work from 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. When I was their age I couldn’t spell environmental.
TIC Trout Eggs made of Recyclable Materials