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Trout In The Classroom 2017

If you live in any of these school districts or if you have children or grandchildren attending these schools we can always use assistance in the delivery of rainbow trout eggs and other assistance the teachers may need throughout the school year. This year we delivered rainbow trout eggs on Thursday October 13th to 19 schools in Central Jersey. Thanks to John Young, Kim Ott, Ozzie, Rich Post, Bob Horton, and Bart Lombardo for delivering the eggs. Four new schools in Manalapan joined the program this year where Bart’s wife Heidi will be teaching a TIC class.

For the past three years the Pequest Hatchery has discontinued raising brook and brown trout because of a disease that has affected all but the rainbow trout. Please visit the Department of Fish and Wildlife website below. Information about the disease can be garnered from the website below.

http://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/pdf/2014/peq_furunc_presentation.pdf

Central Jersey TU Schools
2016 - 2017 School Year


Bridgewater High School, Bridgewater
Colonia Middle School, Colonia
Dunellen High School, Dunellen
Middlesex County Vo-Tech, East Brunswick
Warnsdorfer School, East Brunswick
New Road School, Parlin
Sayreville Middle School, Parlin
Edmund Hmieleski ECC, Perth Amboy
Samuel E Shull School, Perth Amboy
Bright Beginnings Learning Center, Piscataway
Spotswood High School, Spotswood
Angelo L. Tomaso Elementary School, Warren
Watchung Hills Regional High School, Warren
Wilburforce School, Princeton Junction
Purnell School,Pottersville
Monroe Township High School, Monroe Township
Taylor Mills School,Manalapan
Lafayette Mills School,Manalapan
Clark Mills School,Manalapan
Wemrock Brook School,Manalapan

We also can use help in the macroinvertebrate identification program. The macroinvertebrates will be picked up at the Pequest Hatchery and delivered to the schools that participate in the identification program. Some of the students enjoy picking through the leaves and debris and others choose to just observe.