Trout in the Classroom
Throughout the school year, the 7th grade Life Science students and 12th grade Capstone students will raise live Brook trout for eventual release into Linn Run, a stream that is part of the Loyalhanna Creek Watershed. Part of a national program, the Greater Latrobe Trout in the Classroom project is funded and supported by the Loyalhanna Watershed Association, Forbes Trail Trout Unlimited Chapter, Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, The Dr. and Mrs. William D. Stavisky Fund of the Latrobe Foundation, and the Rotary Club of Latrobe.
Participating students will be responsible throughout the year for monitoring the trout tank, tracking water quality data, and maintaining equipment. In addition, students will have the opportunity to experience specially designed workshops carried out by local conservation organizations and environmentalists. Topics covered will include trout life cycles, water pollution, water conservation, fly tying, and more!
For information about the trout and the trout program, please visit this website regularly. Student webmasters will be updating the page each week with pictures and stories about our trials and tribulations. In addition, a live trout camera will be established once the trout eggs begin to hatch.
If you have questions about the trout program, please contact us!We would be happy to tell you everything we know!
Trout in the Classroom Coordinator 2013-2014:
Macy Logan (SHS) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackie Hoopes (JHS) - email@example.com
The Greater Latrobe School District's participation in the Trout in the Classroom program was made possible through grant funding (Sports Fishing and Aquatic Resource Education Grant, PA Council of Trout Unlimited, and PA Department of Education), brook trout eggs and technical assistance provided by PA Council of Trout Unlimited and PA Fish and Boat Commission. We would also like to thank Bio-Oregon foods for donating their high quality food for Pennsylvania TIC this year!