Fishy fun: Lander sixth-graders adopt trout, learn about tracking techniques
By Joshua Scheer, reporter, county10.com
(Lander, Wyo.) – A group of sixth-graders from Lander Middle School went on a field trip this afternoon to the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River at the WYPO bridge.
With the help of Trout Unlimited, Popo Agie Anglers, Wyoming Game & Fish and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the students learned hands-on how the agencies catch, tag and track fish. There were four different stations that the children visited in small groups, which also included a bit about learning to identify different types of insects.
Teacher Gayla Hammer said the expedition was part of a project-based learning class. She said the class will adopt trout, name them and track them through a partnership with Trout Unlimited.
The experience gives the children a learning experience that they will remember, and opens them up for learning about different careers, Hammer said.