Hayden Peak Class Helps Stock Jordan River with Rainbow Trout

Hayden Peak students sitting on a rock placing rainbow trout into the Jordan RiverJessica McKnight’s 4th grade class at Hayden Peak Elementary School recently hung out the ‘Gone Fishin’ sign as a part of class project to help re-stock the Jordan River.

While the students didn’t actually fish, they did have the opportunity to take a stock of rainbow trout they have been nurturing in their classroom at the school and carefully drop them into the Jordan River at Millrace Park in Taylorsville. Thanks to a Jordan Education Foundation grant, Mrs. McKnight was able to get rainbow trout eggs from a local hatchery. Students learned the lifecycle of the rainbow trout, why keeping fish plentiful in our rivers is important, as well as lessons about how the fish grow and live in our ecosystem.

After the rainbow trout were big enough to sustain themselves in an aquarium at Hayden Peak, the class took a field trip to launch their fish friends into the river. Now that’s a big fish story the students will not soon forget!

Enjoy a photo gallery on Facebook from the field trip.