Fish in Schools (FinS): Raise to Release Program
The FinS program is a unique opportunity for Alberta’s students to raise trout in the 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.
Students will learn about healthy aquatic ecosystems, environmental stewardship and fisheries stocking before releasing their fry into a provincially approved waterbody.
The FinS program aligns with learning objectives identified in Alberta Education’s general curriculum, including:
- A trout’s life cycle;
- Healthy aquatic habitats; and
- Water quality.
Follow along with current FinS program participants:
FinS Aquarium live stream:
The program is currently underway for the 2020-2021 school year.
To be considered for the FinS program, a school requires two project coordinators, and must meet 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, required training and requirements.
- Project applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be available in Spring 2021.
For further questions regarding the FinS program:
Updated: Mar 23, 2021