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 Check out the 2017 Trout in the Classroom Album. Click on "More Info..." for a report from Celia.




Wilderness Fly Fishers' Trout in the Classroom project has been successfully introducing elementary school students to the life cycle of wild trout for twenty years. Students learn firsthand about stream ecology, the California water cycle and the biology of  the golden state's unique trout.
         
         

During the spring semester, WFF members transport trout eggs from the Fillmore Hatchery to classrooms in four Los Angeles County public schools. Children watch as the eggs hatch and the young trout grow large enough to swim free in a local lake. During the growth cycle, WFF volunteers visit the classrooms with insect specimens, maps and other teaching aids.

     
         
         
         
           
When it’s time to release the young fish at a local lake in May or June, WFF volunteers assist students with casting a fly rod, understanding how a trout fly is made, and how to capture and examine aquatic life using a net and microscope. When students leave the lake, they are well on the way to becoming future naturalists, fly fishers (we hope!) or at least friends of wildlife. TIC Coordinator Celia Carroll welcomes volunteers to assist with school field trips to release the fry.
         
           



         

         
 



         





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