The FinS program is a unique opportunity to raise trout in your school’s classroom. Over five months, students and teachers work together to maintain and monitor the development of rainbow trout – from egg to fry – in a classroom aquarium. At the end of the program, schools release their fry into a provincially-approved waterbody.
Program Learning Opportunities
The program is a useful resource tool that aligns with learning objectives identified in Alberta Education’s general curriculum, including:
- A fish’s life cycle;
- Aquatic habitats; and
- Water quality.
Overall, FinS aims to instil a sense of environmental stewardship in all participants.
Follow along with current FinS program participants:
NOTE: Participation in this program is currently at capacity for the 2018-2019 school year. The FinS program is under review to allow for a larger capacity in coming years.
To be considered for the FinS program, two applicants are required from the same school, and must fit the following criteria:
- Be in good standing with FinS (applicable to past participants);
- Signed consent from the school principal; and
- Signed program guidelines acknowledging important program dates and requirements.
Note: If you are a past participant of the program, the 2018-2019 application renewal form will be emailed to you by September 14, 2018.
For further questions regarding the FinS program:
Updated: Sep 6, 2018