In January, 100 eggs are delivered and placed in an incubator tray (“fish condo”). Students are able to see the eggs hatch and develop into sac fry (alevin). The student’s daily duties include checking temperature, water level, and recording any observations. Program staff also deliver a presentation on Atlantic Salmon and their history in Ontario. Participating students release their fry in May or early June into the closest target tributary (Cobourg Brook, Duffins Creek, Credit River, Humber River or Bronte Creek).
School Year Timeline
- Fall – Preparation for classroom hatchery set-up
- January – Hatchery set up, egg delivery
- February to April – Record observations, classroom presentation
- May/early June – Stocking into an approved tributary