Trout in the Classroom
Kevin Tomlinson and Kelly Voicheck wanted to engage their students innovatively through Trout in the Classroom. Both teachers wanted to provide their students with hands-on, exciting experiences to foster awareness of coldwater conservation and encourage participation in cold water resource projects and recreation programs. Tomlinson and Voicheck presented their proposal at the Foundation’s March 2022 meeting. After hearing their proposal, Perkiomen Valley School District Foundation knew we had to be a part of making this a reality.
The Pennsylvania Trout in the Classroom program is an interdisciplinary environmental education program where PA schools can raise trout from eggs to fingerlings. Tomlinson and Voicheck plan to provide this hand on experience to fourth graders at Evergreen Elementary with opportunities for the rest of the school to observe, study, and interact with their coldwater ecosystem.
Students participating in Trout in the Classroom have already prepared for the trout by setting up the tanks and preparing the materials needed for a wonderful habitat. In January, students will receive trout eggs and begin to learn how to care for trout as they watch them grow. Students and families are excited for the trout eggs to arrive when they return from the holiday break.
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