4-H Youth Development Shooting Sports in Sullivan County works through volunteers in the disciplines of Archery, Rifle, Pistol, Muzzleloader, and Shotgun... but did you know the program also works in the fields of Environmental Education, Hunting Education, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)?
4-H is bringing its environmental education area to the next level by introducing a Trout in the Classroom conservation project for youth, set to begin in the fall of 2017. Using an established curriculum, program leaders will work with youth to raise trout fish from eggs provided by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), through all stages of life, for their eventual release into local waterways.
Using a science-based curriculum, adult volunteers will work with youth to raise trout fish from eggs, provided by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), through all stages of life-- for their eventual release into local waterways.
Throughout the duration of the project, youth will learn about:
- Biology of fish
- Caring for fish eggs & fry
- Maintenance of a fish tank
- The importance of conservation
Your generous donation can make this opportunity possible for a group of children eager to learn about conservation. With enough funding and interest, 4-H intends to make this an annual project in Sullivan County.