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Beardsley Zoo trout release May 31

Nutmeg members are invited to the Pequannock River in Beardsley Park Friday, May 31, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for the second annual trout release by Trout in the Classroom students at Interdistrict Discovery Magnet School.

Interdistrict Discovery Magnet School sixth graders have hooked up with Trout in the Classroom, an environmental education program, to connect students with Connecticut’s watersheds. The students raised trout from eggs to fingerlings, monitored and controlled tank water quality, engaged in stream habitat study and ecosystem understanding, learned to appreciate water resources, and have begun to foster a conservation ethic.

The program includes the trout release; macroinvertebrate collection and identification (if weather permits); and a celebration at Beardsley Zoo.