Through a classroom experience of hatching fish eggs and coordinated activities, students experience first-hand the value of aquatic environments, the balance that must be met to maintain and preserve California’s fisheries and aquatic habitats, and how their personal actions affect these valuable resources.
Instructors and their students set up an aquarium in the classroom, receive fish eggs under a special California Department of Fish and Wildlife permit, and observe the fish as they hatch and develop. The unique learning experience culminates in a field trip to the local Blue Lake Fish hatchery where the fish are released. This is a hands-on, interdisciplinary project for grades K-12.
Keith Lackey, lead aquatic biologist at Humboldt Redwood Company, leads us through the dissection of a trout.