For the second year in a row, students at Crosslake Community School released nearly 100 rainbow trout fingerlings into Pleasant Lake as part of the Minnesota Trout in the Classroom Program.
Middle-school students raised them from eggs to fingerling for five months by monitoring their behavior, taking care of the tank and feeding them. In the science classroom, they learned about the aquarium processes that keep them alive.
Release day included students letting the trout go and surveying the lake through biological indices, as well as measuring water quality parameters to make predictions on how the lake keeps the trout alive.
For more information on this program or to donate to next year’s program, contact Miranda Graceffa at the school.