All year long, Staples’ Advanced Placement Biology students have been raising brown trout. The fertilized eggs came from Connecticut’s Department of Environmental Protection.
They’re now fingerlings. Next Tuesday and Friday they’ll be released into the Saugatuck River (Weston’s Keene Park, 7:45 a.m.). The hope is they’ll grow into adult fish.
The “Trout in the Classroom” program — whose goal is to educate students about the importance of clean water — operates in 20 states; 70 classrooms are in Connecticut. Staples’ program was funded by the PTA, and coordinated by the Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
No word on whether the students will follow their trout all the way back to the dinner plate.