Trout in the Classroom
Each year, the Ocean County Soil Conservation District, in partnership with Trout Unlimited and the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife collaborate to provide unique learning resources to students throughout New Jersey through the program Trout in the Classroom. The main objective of this program is to provide schools with the tools necessary for raising trout from fry in their classroom, while providing the materials to enhance a curriculum to supplement the growth of the fish. Every spring, the trout are released into a healthy New Jersey stream.
The Ocean County Soil Conservation District is happy to sponsor four tanks in Ocean County schools each year at Stafford Intermediate School, Berkeley Elementary School, New Egypt High School and Lakewood High School. Students who have a tank in their classroom have the unique hands-on opportunity to raise fish from eggs, maintain water quality, learn more about stream habitats, and gain a batter understanding of ecosystems while fostering a stronger conservation ethic and appreciation for natural resources.
For more information on how to register your classroom to be a part of the Trout in the Classroom Program, or to find out more information about the New Jersey Division of Trout in the Classroom, please click here.