Upshur County Schools

Something Fishy Going On; Trout in the classroom stocking project

 Rock Cave Elementary School joined forces with French Creek Elementary School, Hodgesville Elementary School  and Hacker Valley Elementary in the 6th annual Trout In The Classroom stocking. Students in all schools raised trout from eggs, monitored water conditions and tested Ph and ammonia levels from Oct. to the stocking on the 7th. This hands-on project based learning activity is a success due to the contributions of our partners. WVU Extension Office, Craig Presar; DNR Fish and Wildlife, Jim Walker; Williams Energy, Kevin Yokum; DEP (Dept. Of Environmental Protection), Callie Sams and Trout Unlimited. This program is supported by grants from Williams Energy, Trout Unlimited and WVU Extension which allowed for the expansion of the program into two additional Upshur Co. Schools. An additional award is forthcoming from the DEP Youth Environmental Day on May 21st. ock