Rainbow trout ready to be released into McDevitt Pond.

Trout in the Classroom

  • Update 3/21/20:

    Due to the strange circumstances of this current school year, I had to release the fish early. I was unsure how long we would be out of school and the fish were being fed by our custodian. So I released the fish today into the Boise River and will be posting the video of the release (my children helped to release the fish). Hopefully we will be back together again soon so we can still do our dissection with Mr. Lamansky as well as our other fish activities!


    Check out the links below to see the release at the river!

  • I am excited to start the 15th year of the Trout in the Classroom project in our classroom and I know students will be excited as well!  


    We will be working with Trout Unlimited (TU) and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) to raise 100 Rainbow Trout in our classroom.  We will receive the eggs at the end of January/beginning of February and watch the life cycle of the rainbow trout in our fish tank habitat for approximately 12 weeks.  This project is a real-life application to the Science Reporting Topic 1-3, 6-7 that we cover in the 3rd trimester.


    We will have our own classroom fish biologist, Tony Lamansky, from the IDFG that will come in and help teach our class about the trout as well as what he does with the state as a biologist.  

    I encourage parents/siblings to come in and see the progress of our fish as they hatch and grow in our classroom!  We will be releasing the trout at Merrill Pond in the spring. Fishing rods will be on hand from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to allow for anyone that would want to fish!