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.
Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are now closed.
To be considered for the FinS program, a school requires two project coordinators, and must meet the following criteria:
Please use the Q&A tool on the Education Portal if you have any further questions about the program.
For further questions regarding the FinS program:
Updated: Sep 30, 2021