Middle School Enrichment

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April 1, 2104- Last Sunday, Mr. Stevens' fly fishing enrichment class braved the 42-degree water in the Eagle River to apply their skills (and their own fly patterns) to catch some rainbow and brown trout. With world-class water nearby, fly fishing is a terrific opportunity to learn about our local ecosystem and the relationship between plant life, insects, fish, and humans.

Local shop, Minturn Anglers, supplied the gear and the guides, and middle schoolers Caroline Chlipala, Finn Connolly, and Scott Hintz provided the enthusiasm and skill. Mr. Stevens shared, "Everyone caught fish, including some on flies the students had tied themselves.  Knowing enough about the insect life in a stream and fishing techniques to be able to fool a trout is real problem solving." Of course, all fish were released.