Trout In The Classroom
Trout in the Classroom in an educational partnership between TU chapters such as EJTU, the State of New Jersey and local schools. Every year, the state of New Jersey Hatcheries provide trout eggs for the program and EJTU members deliver these eggs to schools that participate in the program.
Chapter members need to keep the eggs in ice cold water during transportation in order to assure the egg's survival. After the eggs are delivered to the schools they are raised in tanks.
The students learn how trout grow and mature and how integral cold clean water is for trout to successfully spawn and grow. After the trout eggs have grown to the size of fingerlings, the trout are successfully release into local New Jersey Trout streams to complete the rest of there life cycle. The program also teaches students about the importance of conservation.
TU members can quickly provide help and spare parts if the chiller of other tank equipment malfunctions in order to ensure the survival of the juvenile trout. Help is always needed from EJTU chapter members to deliver eggs to classroom in the fall each year. It is a one day commitment and if you are interested in helping out, please contact EJTU's program coordinator
Jim Piombino (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Additional information, including how teachers can enroll in the program can be found by clicking on the image below for a link to NJ State's Trout In The Classroom Website.
Trout In The Classroom Program