Over break we will tear down the tank at Lack Tuscarora and move it to my new classroom at Juniata Elementary School. Getting the tank set up over break will provide enough time for the beneficial bacteria to build again allowing the tank to cycle.
Unsure of how the fragile trout would survive during the moving process, we needed a backup plan to ensure that we have some trout to release in the spring. The Trout in the Classroom Program agreed to send another shipment of fry that will arrive at the end of January. This is great news allowing us to share the learning experience as our classroom gains new students on January 3!
This tricky transition will be a mirror image of our classroom as we consolidate trout and schools hopefully thriving through the obstacles and transitions. Learning to go with the flow and problem solve is the key to growing for myself, the students, and the Brook Trout. Thanks goodness we all can learn, grow and change together with time and effort.