Schools Spawn Trout at SUNY- Cobleskill Hatchery
Eggs Are Transported Back to School and Placed in Egg Baskets Trout grow through the egg, alevin and 1 st feeding Fry stages in the incubator basket.
Trout Are Released Into the Trough to Grow to Stocking Size of 3-4 Inches.
School Groups Are Encouraged to Adopt the Stream They Plan to Stock
Class Activities Include Stream Clean-up, and Bank Restoration.
Field Studies Include Water Chemistry, Physical Parameters, Stream Invertebrates and Fish Surveys.
Outcomes for the Schools Generates increased student interest in pursuing careers in natural resources, aquaculture, agriculture and other applied sciences. Skills learned are transferable to other fields, e.g. to water chemistry, water treatment, waste water management, and environmental science.
Periodic Classroom Visits Are Made By Faculty, Staff And Students. Visits helps to solve problems and improve curriculum and manuals. Manuals and curriculum alone are not enough. Once a year inservice workshops will not keep classes on track. Teachers and students will modify design and operating procedures.