Fourth Grade Begins Year-Long Fish Hatchery Project

The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium visited the Fourth Grade to kick off what will be a year-long fish hatchery project.
During this introductory lesson, the boys learned what fish hatcheries are and how they play an important role in habitat conservation and endangered species recovery.
They discussed the fertilization process in hatcheries as compared to in the wild and got an amazing in-person fertilization demonstration using eggs and milt collected from live brook trout brought right into our classroom!
Students will now care for these eggs, watch the baby trout hatch, observe their attributes throughout development, and ultimately release them at the end of the school year

Allen-Stevenson’s distinctive “enlightened traditional” approach educates boys to become scholars and gentlemen.