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TROUT IN THE CLASSROOM NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION.

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1 TROUT IN THE CLASSROOM NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

2 Objectives n Fish egg incubation projects are a valuable education tool n Students witness and participate in the birth and early life stages of salmonids n Students learn about the habitat needs of salmonids n Facilitates learning in science, math, and other disciplines n Fosters resource stewardship and lifelong interest in natural world Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

3 n Coordinated through NDOW’s Conservation Education and Fishery Bureaus n Las Vegas Fly Fishing Club, Southern Nevada Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Truckee River Fly Fishers, Carson City Fly Fishers and High Sierra Fly Casters - Provided Volunteers & Sponsorship n It is not part of a fish stocking program n It is not intended to enhance existing fish populations or start new ones Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

4 It is an outstanding It is an outstanding EDUCATION PROGRAM EDUCATION PROGRAM Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

5 Program n The Process n Equipment and Setup n Critical Water Quality Elements n Monitoring and Care n Troubleshooting n Props and Support n Tying It All Together Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

6 The Process n October to November- Schools apply for the Chillers and Eggs n Applications are sorted by regional educational needs and approval is given to schools who qualify n December- Teachers will be notified approximately one month prior to delivery, dates varies with stock availability n Egg deliveries will be at specific locations and teachers will be responsible for pick up n Egg to fry and release Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

7 EQUIPMENT AND SETUP  Varies according to cooling and air circulation system chosen  Setup demonstration  Potential pitfalls Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

8 n An aquarium and cooling unit (chiller), simulates the natural habitat for trout reproduction. Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

9 CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ELEMENTS n Biofilter n Temperature n PH n Ammonia n Dissolved Oxygen n Pollutants and Chlorine Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

10 MONITORING AND CARE n Monitoring the Incubator n Monitoring Development n Troubleshooting n Fry Release Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

11 Fry Release Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

12 ONLINE RESOURCES ONLINE RESOURCES n Registration for the schools n Regional TIC class training dates n Egg Request and Delivery Notification n Curriculum and Setup instructions n updates n Conditions of Volunteer Service Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

13 SUPPORT  Props & Web Sites  /learn/TIC   Curricula and Support Activities  Example Activities  Other Curricula Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

14 NDOW - TIC Website

15 Trout Unlimited - TIC

16 TYING IT ALL TOGETHER n Kids Angling Clinic n Community Stewardship Projects n Streamside and Hatchery Field Trips n Rod & Reel Clubs n Nevada Interpretive Sites n Adopt a Watershed n Classroom Projects Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

17 Adopt A Watershed Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

18 Nevada Interpretive Sites Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

19 Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

20 Rod and Reel Clubs Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

21 Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

22 Streamside and Hatchery Field Trips Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

23 Community Stewardship Projects Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

24 Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

25 Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

26 Kid Fishing Clinics Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

27 Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

28 Workshops for Rod and Reel Clubs Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

29 Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

30 Classroom Projects Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

31 And the coolest part: Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION

32 The Fish Nevada Department of Wildlife ANGLER EDUCATION


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