West Forest students visit Tionesta Fish Hatchery

Fourth-grade students look at young adult trout in raceways.

Fourth-grade students look at young adult trout in raceways. (Submitted photo)

On Friday, Jan. 19, the West Forest fourth grade and tenth grade cell biology students visited the Tionesta Fish Hatchery. Erik Shellgren spoke with the group first. Students were introduced to hatchery employees, Ben, Craig and Kelly, who took the students on the tour. There were three locations: the hatch house with eggs and fry, the raceways with young adult trout, and the visitors center where Mark Kerr gave a PowerPoint presentation on Pennsylvania snakes. Students also learned about the life cycle of the rainbow trout, which are stocked in our local streams.