15 October 2008



Soon to come to 7th grade science... brown trout! Groton is one of 6 local schools that will be participating in the Trout Unlimited "Trout in the Classroom" project. We will raise roughly 120 brown trout from eggs in a tank and release them into Owasco Inlet in the spring. All of the equipment and tank were provided through a multi-thousand dollar grant awarded by the Triad Foundation. Groton has received nearly $1000 in equipment for this program, which will culminate with a spring field trip to Cayuga Lake on the Floating Classroom. Mr. Giroux, Mr. Rhoads, and Bill Foster (of the Floating Classroom) will be working very closely with us on this project. We'll be setting up the tank tonight and the eggs will be arriving by the end of this month!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

How big will the trout be when we release them?

Mr. DeVoe said...

They will probably be around 3-4 cm. We'll be releasing them around early April.

Anonymous said...

So wait we are raising trout??? I guess thats cool....

Marianne

Mr. DeVoe said...

No doubt that's cool. I'm really looking forward to it!

Anonymous said...

what will they eat?

Mr. DeVoe said...

Well most of the time we have them they will just feed off of their yolk sac. They absorb the nutrients from that. Once in the wild they will feed off insects and other things.

Anonymous said...

awwwww, mr.devoe thats not fare we didnt get to do that last year on floating classroom

Ms. B. said...

I hope you'll let us put this in the newspaper. Once again, another very cool learning project is resulting from some very cool teaching from the science department...with some terrific help from other terrific people--Mr. Giroux and Mr. Rhoades

Ms. B. said...

and, Bill Foster!

Anonymous said...

ccccoooooooooooooool

unknown said...

Why are we raising brown trout? Will it be easy, or difficult-ish? :]

Anonymous said...

can we put some goldfish in there too?

I have 3 at home 1 alreadty died

Anonymous said...

how about a turtle?

Anonymous said...

when to the eggs show up?

Anonymous said...

When will we be putting the eggs in?

Mr. DeVoe said...

We'll get the eggs Friday

live+laugh till u love said...

hey i have a question what is the purpose of raising trout and what will we learn from it?

live+laugh till u love