Teachers: Trout It Out

Photo by Susan Bradnam

Photo by Susan Bradnam

Many are familiar with the end result of a pole and fishing gear, but what about the before the catch?  How much do people know about the life cycles of fish?  An upcoming Idaho program will equip students to experience the process from the beginning.

Idaho Fish and Game is inviting teachers to take part in workshops they’re hosting called “WILD about Trout in the Classroom.” The workshops’ design will focus on educating teachers about raising trout, from eggs to fry, in the classroom.

The “Trout in the Classroom” curriculum was developed specifically for Idaho teachers, and focuses on state fish and environmental concerns in addition to meeting content standards. Teachers who participate will receive revised curriculum geared for grades 4-12. The curriculum includes lessons on care of trout, aquarium maintenance, trout biology, stream ecology, and many others.

The workshops will take place at the Fish and Game office in Lewiston.  The first will be from 4 to 9 p.m. on November 21, and the second will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 22.  The cost is $20 and includes the curriculum and supplemental materials. College credit is available for an additional fee.

Idaho Fish and Game are encouraging both new and experienced “Trout in the Classroom” teachers to attend.

For more information about the curriculum or registration, read the Idaho Fish and Game press release here.

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