Smethport Students Release Rainbow Trout

Bradford Era – Smethport students gathered, recorded and analyzed water chemistry data, fed the fish, and maintained a healthy environment for the developing trout. They raised 118 rainbow trout for release in Marvin Creek on May 26.

Made possible by a unique partnership between the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited (PATU) and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), Pennsylvania Trout In the Classroom (PA TIC) is an interdisciplinary environmental education program in which students (grades 3-12) learn about current and past impacts, management, and protection and enhancement opportunities of Pennsylvania’s watersheds and cold water resources, while raising trout in the classroom.

Throughout the year, students are introduced to the importance of watershed conservation, ecosystems, habitats, natural resources, and management strategies to protect and enhance cold-water resources. They are also introduced to recreational opportunities in which they can enjoy those resources and to the cold-water fish species that call those waters home. Read More