Knowledge is the key to continued resources with regards to many things but for this purpose trout and the habitat in which they live. As a result I have done a bit of research and am ready to present a lecture on trout to students taking Fish and Wildlife at Winona Senior High School. I will be presenting next Wednesday at 10:30am. It is my goal to give a lecture outlining the following:
Trout In MN
- History and Description of Species
- Habitat and Location in MN
- Reproduction both natural and hatchery raised.
- Diet and food source
- Threats in the form of overfishing and depletion of habitat with a C&R discussion.
I’m sure I will bore several students to sleep but I have been organizing several videos from youtube combined with images from my experiences and I think I’ll do fine. I’m going to collect macro-invertebrate samples the morning of to give the kids live visual aides. If you can think of something I should include that I haven’t mentioned here please let me know. Knowing the importance of the water I fish, I really want to impress upon these kids the fragility of the water they live around and I’m sure a few live on trout streams.