1/21/09 - Rosann Wattonville 'Trout Go To School'

1/21/09 - Rosann Wattonville 'Trout Go To School' »Play Video
Finding out about the grant, was a huge weight off Rosann Wattonville's shoulders.

"With the economy the way it is, we've been trying to come up with ways to come up with money," expained Wattonville. "We have the fish tank, but we need the chiller and powerhead. Those are two things needed which are really expensive."

The trout will be raised in the tank. It's a project done in conjunction with the California Department of Fish and Game.

"The kid will learn all about raising eggs, caring for them, what we have to do to basically nurture them," said Wattonville.

Wattonville's students say it's a process they're looking forward to. While it's trout they'll be raising, Wattonville says she hopes the project will leave a greater impact on their lives.

"That we can put into a system that hopefully will be healthy, and they'll appreciate this, and become really good people and take care of everyone they come into association with," said Wattonville.

The trout eggs should arrive at the end of January and the fish will be released into the Kern River at the end of March.