The good news just can't stop coming to PS 84. We have gotten a grant to start The Trout in the Classroom Program this fall!
A kindergarten parent, Meredith Barish, initiated the move to get the Trout Program to PS84, and after getting the
green light from principal Rodriquez applied for a grant which just came through!
Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is an environmental education program in which students -
- raise trout from eggs to fry.
- monitor tank water quality.
- engage in stream habitat study.
- learn to appreciate water resources.
- begin to foster a conservation ethic.
- grow to understand ecosystems.
Most programs end the year by releasing their trout in a state-approved stream near the school or within a nearby watershed. During the year, each teacher tailors the program to fit his or her curricular needs. Therefore, each program is unique. TIC has interdisciplinary applications in science, social studies, mathematics, language arts, fine arts, and physical education.
Here's to PS 84 continued commitment to the environment!