Trout in the classroom

4-H Extension Agent Beth Hawse works with students in an activity where they learn the anatomy of trout.

4-H Extension Agent Beth Hawse works with students in an activity where they learn the anatomy of trout.

By Emily Halstead, Virginia Cooperative Extension Communications and Marketing Intern

Fish are playing an active role in helping sixth-graders in several Virginia schools learn more about the natural environment.

The Trout in the Classroom program, created by 4-H Extension Agent Beth Hawse, allowed students to raise trout and monitor their growth as well as to experience the release of the fish at the end of the yearlong curriculum.

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