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Game and Parks accepting Trout in the Classroom applications

LINCOLN, Neb. – Applications for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Trout in the Classroom curriculum program are being accepted through Aug. 24.

Certified teachers are encouraged to take part in this innovative program that brings a fish hatchery into the classroom. Students in grades 2 through 12 can learn about aquatic habitat, water quality, ecosystem interactions, food webs, and life cycles, while hatching and raising rainbow trout.

Scholarships are available to provide assistance with some program costs. Participation and scholarship applications are due Aug. 24. Program details and application materials are available at outdoornebraska.org/troutintheclassroom. The program is sponsored by Game and Parks with funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust and Nebraska Trout Unlimited Chapter 710.

For more information, contact Lindsay Rogers at lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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