Susquehanna University professor, students lead Floating Classroom discussions on trout habitat, habits
More than 70 people participated in the Sept. 19 Floating Classroom aboard the Hiawatha Paddleboat in Williamsport where the Susquehanna University Freshwater Research Institute (FRI) presented on trout.
Downstairs, FRI Director Matt Wilson discussed ideal trout habitat, how drought impacts that habitat and how trout respond to those changes. He included stream study images and passed around sample trout from the FRI lab.
Upstairs, FRI students reviewed parts of a trout and important aspects of the species, playing a game with the kids to "Build a Trout" and other interactional educational activities.
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John Zaktansky is an award-winning journalist and avid promoter of the outdoors who loves camping, kayaking, fishing and hunting with the family.