Stone Mountain TU’s 1st “Trout in the Classroom”
Got some pictures I wanted to share on the setup and the receiving of the Brook Trout eggs at East Wilkes Middle School. First is the setup a couple weeks ago on a Saturday at the middle school. Shown below in the first picture are some of the people involved in this including SMTU members, grade school kids from a chapter member and the science teachers overseeing the program. Second picture has the adults helping to set the tank up and include Bob Pearson-treasurer, Jeff Payne-president, Shelly Somers-science department, Russell Sparks-science department, and Keith Cockerham-banquet chairman. Move forward to November the 30th and the young ladies in charge of monitoring the water quality of the new born brook trout first remove any dead eggs in the third picture with the help of Mr. Sparks. All five of the girls took turns doing this and were very careful removing the dead eggs. The fourth picture shows a student placing the eggs in their new home and the final picture shows the eggs in the basket they will be in till they swim over the top of the rim to the aquarium. The girls really enjoyed their work and when one of the trout hatched out of an egg they all crowded around to watch. I think the trout will be in good hands.