Monday, February 9, 2015

Looking Forward to Spring! Students Enjoy Growing Trout for Spring Release

People at The Arc of Delaware County are having fun watching little fry grow into trout that they plan to release into nearby streams in the spring. The Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program fish tank and fry have been set up at Resources for Industry in Walton, NY. This program teaches students about water quality, stream habitat, ecosystems and develops and appreciation of our water resources and fosters a conservation ethic.  This year 6 students, Rachel, Jamie, Mike, Melissa, Marisa, and Rita are caring for the developing trout.

Jeff Foster, Director of Employment and Transition at The Arc of Delaware County shared his video of the developing trout.  Jeff is an avid fisherman, and active in conservation efforts including being a former editor of a Trout Unlimited chapter newsletter and who also stared a River Keeper program in that chapter. He shared, “I like to combine my fishing and photography hobbies as often as possible.”  View photos of the initial set up of tanks and the fry: 

And to see how the fish have grown watch Jeff’s video: