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Second graders raise, release trout into Oriskany Creek

By JASON POWLES

ORISKANY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Second graders at Oriskany Central School made nature their classroom on Thursday.

As part of the students' "trout in the classroom" project, the children raised trout eggs to fingerlings and released them into the Oriskany Creek on Thursday morning.

The Mohawk Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited was there to help the students find and identify food for the trout.

"It makes learning exciting," said Clarice Horan, Second Grade Teacher at Oriskany Central School. "The kids are just so excited with it. From the time they get the eggs through the life cycle, even with the possibility of death with some of them, which we haven't had many, it's just been an exciting way for them to learn about life cycles of animals."

In addition to the trout release, the Oriskany Volunteer Fire Department was on hand to help out and demonstrate a water rescue for the students.

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