Trout in the Classroom Showcase

Amherst County Public Schools is leading in our area with the Trout in the Classroom initiative. This program connects students with their local watersheds and fosters a conservation ethic for our local habitat. This program teaches students how to raise trout from eggs to fingerlings while monitoring the classroom tank’s water quality. Students discover the life cycle of the trout with a hands-on, interactive approach to life science and biology. Students engage in stream habitat studies when releasing the trout into the wild. They learn the importance of appreciating our water sources and develop an understanding of our ecosystem’s connectivity.