Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Up-Close Alevin Video

Great video from Mrs. McCheyne's South Seneca 5th grade classroom.  This is what our brown trout alevins look like, up close.  Roughly 2.2 cm in length. 


Monday, November 14, 2016

Trout Feeding Advice From the Experts!


An Oldie, but a favorite!
Our Brown Trout alevins are not quite as big as seen in this video, but it won't be long.  They're finishing off their yolk sacks and we have reports of strong swimmers at most schools, now - right on schedule.  Mariah reports a successful first feeding by Groton's 6th graders! 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Alevins are here!

Brook trout eggs have been delivered to Lansing, Dryden, Northeast and Caroline elementary schools, and should be hatching this week.  

 "Eyed" egg, nearly ready to hatch.
Meanwhile, our brown trout alevins are hatched and growing nicely at other schools.  

  A newly hatched trout "alevin" with it's yolk sack. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Trout in the Classroom 2016 is Underway!

After a crazy two weeks, we have retrieved eggs from the DEC's Bath fish hatchery, and from SUNY Morrisville, and Trout in the Classroom is underway for the 2016-2017 school year.  In each of the following schools, we are working with the entire grade level!   Here is a list of participating schools, and we are excited to welcome Liz McCheyne's 5th grade, at South Seneca Elementary!

Belle Sherman 5th Grade
Beverly J. Martin 4th grade
Caroline 4th grade
Cayuga Heights 4th grade
Enfield 4th grade 
Fall Creek 4th grade
Northeast 4th grade
South Hill 4th grade
Lansing 4th and 10th grades
Dryden 5th grade
Groton 6th grade
Union Springs 6th grade
Newfield 7th grade
South Seneca 5th grade

Students from Beverly J. Martin Elementary accompanied us to the hatchery this year- stay tuned for pictures!