Yesterday I accompanied 70 5th graders on a field trip to a local park and played classroom photographer for the day. These students had spent time learning about topics such as water conservation, environmental restoration, the fish life cycle, and even fly-fishing (which I’ve come to learn is a cross-curricular subject and a wonderful lifetime activity). For a hands-on activity, these students hatched and raised close to 100 rainbow trout. Which brings us to the activity in yesterday’s picture — yesterday was the long-awaited fingerling trout release into a local stocked trout stream (congrats, Jack, for guessing correctly!). The kids had a blast and it was neat to see the different reactions amongst them … most had names for their baby fish and you could see how proud the kids were to introduce their well loved ‘pet’ into the wild. Here are some pictures from yesterday’s fun, fishy event. Tomorrow we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled doggie days!