Trout in the classroom
Follow the lifecycle of the brown trout
We are currently offering the ‘trout in the classroom’ project to a limited number of schools in the Chess and Wye catchments. Participating classes recieve an aquarium containing eggs or young fish. The children care for the fish while learning about their life cycle, then release the trout into the local chalk stream. We provide equipment, training, workshops and a river visit. Teachers tell us that the pupils ‘have been so inspired and enthusiastic about the project’ and that taking part has ‘truly sparked an enthusiasm for our local environment amongst the children.’
If you are interested in taking part please contact Education Officer, Ceri Groves – email@example.com
Trout become adults, when they are between 2-4 years old. Then the whole lifecycle begins again.
Of the trout that make it to adulthood the average lifespan is about 5 years. Brown trout can live until they are 20 years old.