Classroom Hatchery

PERM_eggsClyde in the Classroom allows children to rear trout fry from eggs in a specially-designed classroom hatchery.

The hatcheries are installed into classrooms throughout the catchment by Clyde River Foundation scientists soon after the project launch day. Pupils are given roughly a week to practice caring for their hatchery before the arrival of the fish eggs.

Once the 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.