Monday, November 26, 2012

Benefit Concert!

Our thanks to Don Bazley, of the Fly Rods, for selecting Trout in the Classroom as the beneficiary of his annual birthday benefit concent.  Click on this image for more info on Facebook.  See you there!
A Tribute To the Music of Led Zeppelin... to benefit the Trout In The Classroom program of Tompkins/Cortland counties

Monday, November 19, 2012

Brown Trout are Out & About!

I visited the awesome kids in Dr. Christopher's 7th grade science classes at Newfield Middle School today.  Almost all of their trout fry are out of the hatch basket, swimming freely and starting to feed!  Turns out this is right on schedule, based on last year's experience!  Have other classes observe "swim up" yet?  If you look really closely, perhaps you can just make them out...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Results are Coming In...

Well, this isn't quite the presidential election, but in the spirit of the day, with about 50% of the vote in, here are partial results of our poll, asking students, "Out of 100 eggs hatching now, how many trout do you believe will survive to release day in the spring?"

With stories from older students about the outstanding survival rate last year (average 50+ fingerlings released!), it looks like everyone is pretty optimistic this year. 


Here are expectations from prior years for comparison.  Note the lean toward "less than 50%"!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Cayuga Lake Turns Over!

Cayuga Lake, October 30
With a little help from Tropical Storm Sandy, Cayuga Lake appears to have undergone its annual fall turnover!  Observers report an earthy smell and turbid water.  Based on data collected by students aboard the Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom, we anticipated this event right around Halloween.  Check the Floating Classroom Blog for Cayuga temperature profiles!