Free Willy: APES students release trout into the wild

AP Environmental Science students released rainbow trout into Lake Castaic to combat trout depopulation Wednesday. Science teacher Nadine Eisenkolb coordinated the field trip after students raised the fish in the classroom. This process allowed the students to observe the trout eggs hatch prior to releasing them into local water sources. The class acquired the trout from […]

Speaker discusses importance of raising trout

Speaker discusses importance of raising trout

Natural Resources Volunteer Program volunteer Rudy Brown spoke to AP Environmental Science students and members of the Environmental Club about the importance of participating in the Trout in the Classroom program on Feb. 27. Though now retired, Brown said he has always been interested in the environment and has also worked as a seasonal ranger aid […]

Adviser to discuss Trout in Classroom project

Trout in Classroom program adviser Rudy Brown will speak to select AP Environment Science students about wild trout populations and their ongoing project Feb. 27 at the Upper School. Brown serves as a contact for the regional TIC program, which the school applied to and received its accreditation to raise and release trout. The program […]

Club combats trout depopulation

Club combats trout depopulation

The Environmental Club acquired trout eggs through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Classroom Aquarium Education Program. The club will release the trout into California waterways after the eggs hatch later this year. In the past 150 years, severe trout depopulation has occurred in California due to overharvesting, urban development and pollution, according to […]