FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE05-20
Charles G. Sturcken
and Trout Unlimited’s “Trout in the Classroom” Program
for New York City Students Release Trout Grown in Classrooms
into Bronx River
DEP in partnership with Trout Unlimited’s Trout in the
Classroom program, a water-quality environmental education initiative
for elementary through high school students, will hold a trout
release event for the first time in the Bronx River.
||Tuesday, May 3, 2005
||10:00 am – 12 pm
||the Bronx River at 219 th Street,
Shoelace Park canoe dock.
Bronx Expeditionary High School
Evander Childs High School (the Bronx).
BACKGROUND : The purpose of the Trout in the
Classroom program is to create partnerships between New York City
and upstate watershed schools as they raise trout from eggs, observe
and study them in the classroom, and release them into New York
State approved streams.
These activities help students develop a conservation awareness
and encourages them to develop an understanding of our shared water
resources. Students from the schools work together to release the
trout they have raised and cared for during the school year and,
use biological and chemical measurements to study water quality
at the release sites.
The Trout in the Classroom program is sponsored by Trout Unlimited
with support from DEP, Headwaters Initiative, the Bronx River Alliance
of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Additional
support comes from the Bay & Paul Foundations, the Catskill
Watershed Corporation, Consolidated Edison, the Dorr Foundation,
the Hudson River Foundation, the Norcross Wildlife Foundation and
Theodore Gordon Flyfishers.
For further information about the Trout in the Classroom program,
contact Matthew Rota, Trout Unlimited’s Trout in the Classroom
Coordinator at (718) 595-3503.