WCCO 4 News meteorologist Molly Rosenblatt went down to the Vermillion River in Farmington, to show how kids from St. Paul got to release the trout they had raised from eggs in their classroom aquarium.
The watershed education program is run by Minnesota Trout Unlimited, with the help of many volunteers, local donations, and additional funding support from the State of Minnesota’s Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.
18 schools took part in the program this year. It’s designed to connect kids with watersheds and the outdoors, through hands-on learning. They study fish biology and water chemistry, and learn how surrounding land use can cause water pollution–and what they can do to prevent it.
Also check out the videos about our stream restoration work, and see the big trout we found during streams surveys with the DNR, on our Twin Cities Trout Unlimited (TCTU) YouTube channel at this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/TCTUMayfly