Northwest Middle Students to Release Trout at Carroll Creek
Release Date: 5/28/2009 2:29:06 PM
A group of eighth grade students from Northwest Middle School will be releasing rainbow trout at Carroll Creek, located at 330 Montevue Lane in Frederick, on Saturday, May 30, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. The students will also be attending the Fountain Rock Nature Festival the same day and presenting their research.
The students have been hatching and raising rainbow trout as part of the environmental education program Trout in the Classroom. In this program, students in grades K-12 raise trout from eggs, monitor tank water quality, engage in stream habitat study, learn to appreciate water resources, begin to foster a conservation ethic, and grow to understand ecosystems.
The Northwest Middle School students began this science research and service-learning project in November. They have been involved in activities such as setting up a 250 gallon tank and correcting the Ph of the water. The trout were delivered to the students as eggs and they have worked to hatch and raise the trout.