Welcome to the 2017 - 2018
6th Grade Montgomery School
Trout in the Classroom Wiki!
Montgomery School's participation in the Trout In the Classroom program was made possible through a unique partnership between PA Fish and Boat Commission and PA Council of Trout Unlimited. This partnership, coupled with assistance from local conservation organizations, was created to introduce Pennsylvania students to Coldwater resources and their importance to all communities. The partnership also provides brook trout eggs, trout food, technical assistance, curriculum connections and teacher workshops each year.

Montgomery School is grateful to the Valley Forge Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the PA Council of Trout Unlimited, and the PA Fish and Boat Commission for their assistance and support with the Trout in the Classroom program.

We will continue with our embedded "live Water Chemistry data form" that we initiated in 2010. This is where students will be posting the results of our water quality tests and it will update automatically to this website. To see our Water Chemistry results, please click on the navigation link, "Trout Tank Water Testing Results" on the left side near the top of this page.

We will also be continuing our use of the "Current Egg~Trout Population Status" page to provide a real-time count of our Brook Trout population.

This Wiki is a work in progress, so please pardon the dust from our construction efforts. Check back often to see the changes.

Montgomery School has adopted the Pickering Creek that runs through our property. As stewards of the creek we participate in the monitoring of the creek annually. Our data can be viewed at the World Water Monitoring Day Website (WWMD LINK). You can see great data records on the WWMD Data Map.

The Trout Cam is back!

If the embedded link is not working (Live), then try this link:

The 6th Grade students at Montgomery School are continuing their studies of how human activities affect our watersheds this year. Our goal is to learn how to be better stewards of the watersheds on our planet, and create solutions and habits that we can all do to help preserve and improve the quality of our freshwater streams and rivers. This is our Journal:

12/6/2017 -

11/1/2017 - The eggs look much healthier today as they seem pretty clear, although about 70% of the eggs have hatched into born trout. In order to feed them they must eat their sack which is hanging of the side of them. They have little eyes, and a stick like body with an egg sack. They are moving around alot in the clear container that we are keeping them in. We always watch the light, because it will hurt the fish.

10/31/2017 - The Brook Trout Eggs ARRIVED on FALL FUN DAY!!!

10/19/2017 - Stroud Water Research Field Trip:

10/16/2017 - Stroud installs our DRWI Stream Sensor Station!

10/24/2017 - Today we checked the water quality in the tank to see if we are ready for the trout eggs to arrive, and the conditions were good. ( insert exact results )

10/11/2017 - The 6th Graders set up the tank today to give the tank time to cycle before the eggs arrive. We recreated the four of the five habitat zones of the Brook Trout that we witnessed in our creek. The habitat zones are; run, pool, cover, and ripple.

The trout need the right conditions to “Live Long and Prosper.” The conditions Brook Trout need in a stream are; cold, clean, and moving freshwater, and an energy source (food).

10/5/2017 - 6th graders assembled the Trout Tank

The 6th grade has also embarked on a Virtual Canoe Race that is sponsored and run by the Delaware Riverkeepers Network. For more information, please check out the link to their Virtual Canoe Race Program.

Please enjoy this video from our program in our inaugural year.