Before DFES was able to have the trout from our grant, we needed to learn how to take care of these fish. Mrs. Umberger, our resident scientist at DFES, and our InTec, Mrs. Reit, who received the grant from DNR were able to attend the training. The morning was spent learning specifically about trout and how to take care of them. We learned that rainbow trout aren’t actually a native species of SC, BUT they are hardy so they are a great choice to give students the opportunity to learn about trout.
Resident scientist Amy Umberger observes a myriad of creatures in pond water during Project Wild training. — at Cohen Campbell State Fish Hatchery.