Welcome to the 2014 - 2015
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 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:

The Trout Cam is BACK!!!!!The Eggs have hatched and our Sac-Fry are growing.Watch for them to start swimming up for food!

Parr 2015 Feb.jpg

February 20th, 2015 - The Trout have entered the Parr(fry) stage of life!!! They are just getting their Tri-colored fin (black, orange, white). The Trout are eating and growing at a steady pace. The fish tank waters are staying normal level in the chemical tests. The trout are staying healthy and are fun to watch! Green algae has started to grow in the tank as the Nitrate levels are providing nutrients to boost growth. ~ RD & LB

Nov. 5th, 2014 - The trout eggs ARRIVED! We received 214 Brook Trout eggs. 24 eggs were dead on arrival, and one was already hatched and dead. 7 eggs were hatched and alive. We are starting the year with 189 viable Trout Eggs. See our population recorder for an updated status of the population.

Oct. 16th - the 6th Grade traveled to Stroud Water Research Center to learn how scientists study water around the world and work to protect our aquatic resources. They also visited the Dansko Corporate Offices to learn how one company took responsibility for protecting their local watershed, along with many other things that they do to help their community, their employees, and the planet.