In trimester 2, Rio Vista 6th graders have a unique opportunity to witness the birth and early life stages of Rainbow Trout through participation in the Trout in the Classroom Program developed by the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG). In the process, the students will learn important concepts while developing caring attitudes about the fish and their habitats. The goal of this program to help young people to become good stewards of all our aquatic resources while learning about the effects of human impact.
Activities will assist students in developing skills in:
- data collection and analysis of water samples
- recording and evaluating frequent observations
- identifying the needs of a balanced ecosystem
- mathematical concepts such as prediction, measurement, statistics
This engaging unit culminates with a grade level field trip to a local waterway to release the trout fry into their natural habitat.