Mr. Toole’s Trout in the Classroom students released the Brown Trout they raised this school year into the Little Hoosic River last week. Mr. Robert Davis, President of Homewaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited was also there for the special event. This team of students was the only High School in Rensselaer County and region to complete the Trout in the Classroom program this year.
“This is one of the classes I most enjoy teaching. It is exciting to see the trout hatch and watch them grow throughout the year. The level of commitment this year from the students was outstanding, they really worked hard to ensure the trout were well taken care of and healthy,” said Mr. Toole.
Congratulations to students Cadence Church, Elsie Corbett, Sadie Giumarra, Nora Colin, Lauren Meyer and Jordanne Brazie for successfully adding these important species into the local ecosystem. Brown trout have an ecological role in the biodiversity of rivers, lakes and streams. They play an important role in the food chains of this area, impacting small fish, mollusk and insect populations.
“It is very rewarding to see the investment of the students in the well being of the trout and the attachment they have with the trout,” said Mr. Toole.
Please find out more about this project from the students in that attachment below and check out the video from release day.