A Special Trout Release Party = A Great Day At The Lake

Trout release, learning stations, mobile aquarium, mature trout plant, cormorants eating mature trout, and sunshine – a perfect combination of adventure and learning for all the classes at Shadow Cliffs Reservoir in Pleasanton last week.

Students enjoyed learning stations with microscopes, art materials, fly tying, and flyfishing gear. They also learned how to cast and had time to perfect their technique. The large Mobile Fish Exhibit, with its native and exotic fish and turtles, was frosting on the cake.

This was an innovative educational experiment, owing  its success to a collaborative effort of teachers, Tracy Flyfishers, Department of Fish and Wildlife volunteers, a County Office of Education, and East Bay Regional Park District rangers. We hope to offer it again at other lakes late next February. We hope to see you and your studekid sciencents then.

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About Ethan Rotman

Ethan Rotman (Bayareatic) manages and coordinates programs that hatch fish in classrooms for the San Francisco Bay Area. He also chairs the committee that manages these programs throughout the state. Ethan has worked with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for over 20 years.
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