Saturday, June 4, 2011

Belle Sherman Trout Release

58 third graders, 54 brown trout, 65 degrees and sunny, 6 Mile Creek just above Water Street bridge:

We hiked to the creek and worked through 3 different activities. Camille Doucet led us in observing and drawing the place where creek meets land.

We had a woodland scavenger hunt.

We learned to use a kicknet! We found really cool macroinvertebrates and rated the stream health. The stream is a healthy one, so we could release the trout.

Bill gave the signal and we released our trout.

Kids, creek, woods, sun. It doesn't get much better than this!
Thank you Trout in the Classroom--see you next year!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Hey Everyone - Check out our pals The Fly Rods, Friday on the Commons at the Ithaca Festival!