The hatcheries are installed into the classrooms throughout the catchment by Clyde River Foundation biologists soon after the launch day. From then on, it is the responsbility of school pupils to maintain their hatchery in preparation for the arrival of the fish eggs.
Once the fish eggs arrive, the school children work together to ensure that the tank is kept at the right temperature and provide good conditions for the healthy growth of the trout eggs.
Over a few weeks, the school children can watch the development of small trout fry from the eggs that were first delivered to their classroom. It is a very exciting project, which is often a gateway for learning about a whole range of subjects.