The Daily Norwalk: Life lessons were learned this year by some Norwalk High School students – lessons in the life of trout, that is.
This semester, the sophomores in John Foldeak’s marine biology class took a shot at raising 200 fertilized brown trout eggs. They prepared a 55-gallon trout tank—checking water temperature, oxygen and pH levels and more to ensure it was ready—and then watched the young smolts grow.
“I love to fish,” said Foldeak, a Norwalk High teacher for 15 years. “I bring that part of it into my classroom and into my curriculum. I’ve been thinking about doing this for years, and finally said, ‘Let’s do it’ and made it happen.”
On Wednesday [April 11], some of Foldeak’s students joined him behind Silvermine Elementary School to release 115 young trout into the Silvermine River. Members of the Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited also attended to provide the eggs as part of its Trout in the Classroom program.