In January, 100 eggs are delivered and placed in an incubator tray (“fish condo”). Students will be 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 and volunteer mentors are available to provide technical support and presentations to classes on Atlantic salmon and their history in Ontario. Participating students release their fry in late April or May into the closest target tributary (one of Cobourg Creek, 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
- May – Stocking into an approved tributary