Trout in the Classroom 2019 with Todd Johnson

Trout in the Classroom 2019 with Todd Johnson


TODD JOHNSON: We’re out here today on a field trip
teaching kids about the ecosystems of the rivers and releasing some rainbow
trout. We started the project through the use donations and support this last fall
with 250 eggs. We put them in a 62 gallon tank and the eggs hatched to alevins
and then into fry and they grew throughout the year to a point
three inches long at this time. The kids had a
great time learning about how important freshwater resources are and how limited
freshwater resources are in the world. I taught that idea and that concept
about how clean waters are extremely important in our ecosystem and
conservation through the idea of raising trout in the classroom. JEFF:And the kids out
here are learning about things that live in the river in mayflies. TODD: Yeah so now
we’re learning about the different food that the trout would eat and how the
ecosystem works and the river here in Denver the South Platte River and how
those bugs show that the water is clean by having the may flies and the caddis
in the river that shows that the rivers water is clean and healthy for the fish
and the ecosystem surrounding it.

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