Spout Run Journal: Powhatan’s Trout in the Classroom
April 2016 – A flagship program of Trout Unlimited’s Youth Education efforts, Trout in the Classroom offers students of all ages a chance to raise salmonids in a classroom setting and then release them into a nearby stream or river.
Bordered by Spout Run and Page Brook, Powhatan is ideally situated in the heart of the Spout Run watershed. For the last several years, the school has participated in the Trout in the Classroom program as part of an environmental science curriculum focused on habitat and water quality.
Caring for the fish starts to foster a conservation ethic in the students, and the act of walking to a streambank and directly releasing the fingerlings into the water makes a concrete connection between caring for the fish and caring for the water.
These video journal entries are funded in part by a grant to Clarke County, Virginia and the C Spout Run Partnership from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund. Find out more at spoutrun.org