September 30, 2021
The Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) and Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) hosted a trout release today at the Smith River in Henry County as part of Trout Unlimited's "Trout in the Classroom" program! The trout, which were hatched and cared for at the museum prior today, were released into the wild with the help of several student participants from the museum's Homeschool Science & Engineering Academy.
In addition to releasing the trout, staff from DRBA provided several hands-on programs for the students that focused on macro invertebrates and their importance to trout and nature as a whole!
Tomorrow, museum staff will begin the trout cycle all over again as new eggs are scheduled to arrive. Next time you visit VMNH, be sure to say hello to the new batch of trout inside the Wild Watersheds exhibit!