The Trout in the Classroom program is a powerful educational experience that provides a direct connection between children and their living environment. It can create values and memories that guide the child’s behavior into adulthood and makes them thoughtful and caring stewards of the world they are about to inherit.
The program is simple but the impacts on students and families can be significant. Here’s what it looks like and what the children actually do:
During the year teachers tailor programs to fit their curriculum. Each program is unique and includes interdisciplinary applications in science, social studies, math, language arts, fine arts and physical education.
In Lake County, Trout in the Classroom programs are currently operating under the direction of Associate Director Tony Blyleven in Middletown, Lakeport and Konocti Unified School Districts.
these photographs by John Lindblom appeared in an April 24, 2014 Lake County News article