Friday, June 25, 2010


ON May 28, fifth graders from Mrs. Mayer's class release their trout to Fall Creek at Monkey Run. Mysteriously, only two two browns survived to release day at Northeast, but "Big Bertha" and "Big Bart" were healthy and ready to go, and everyone had a fantastic time. Fall Creek, by the way, was rated as "Good Habitat", according to our Izaak Walton League assessment protocol. Enjoy some wonderful pictures, courtesy of Cayuga Lake Watershed Steward, Hilary Lambert! Thanks to Mike Kniffin and Gian Dodici of the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Cortland Office for helping out!

Click on this picture to for a set of beautiful photos, taken by our own Cayuga Lake Watershed Network Steward, Hilary Lambert!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Enfield Trout in the Classroom Wiki is UP!

If you would like to read about the THIRD GRADE Trout in the Classroom Project, enjoy some artwork and HEAR ABOUT IT IN THE STUDENTS OWN VOICES, please click the link below:

Our Wiki page is located here:

Saturday, June 12, 2010


The 2009-2010 Trout in the Classroom program drew to a fine conclusion on Thursday (Jule 10) with the release of 26 healthy brown trout fry at Lower Buttermilk State Park. South Hill 4th Graders from Ms. Wilkie's, Ms. Lee's and Ms. Eckley's classes did a fantastic job, raising and learning about their trout during the year.

Along with their own trout, our South Hill students also agreed to release an additional eight brown trout, raised by 4th graders at Belle Sherman Elementary. Students in Mr. Millers class, along with helpers in Ms. Port's, Ms. Gainess and M.s Devers' classes also did an excellent job this year - and won the prize for most successful aquaponics experiment!

Special thanks goes out to Matt Herman at Belle Sherman; Regional Wildlife Biologist Tom Hughs and the Finger Lakes Regional State Parks naturalist crew; Michael Lenetsky and the restof the Trout Unlimit volunteers; and the parents to made this all possible. Check out this VIDEO FOOTAGE from BUTTERMILK FALLS, provided by parent Larry Clarkberg!