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Over 150 Trout eggs arrive at North Platte Library

Close up photo of journal entries and information regarding Trout in the Classroom.
Close up photo of journal entries and information regarding Trout in the Classroom.(Marresa Burke)
Published: Jan. 15, 2021 at 4:12 PM CST
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) -A few months ago, the North Platte Public Library received a grant called, “Trout in the Classroom.” The grant provided the library with roughly 200 trout eggs, an aquarium and additional necessaries to maintain the trout.

“We are really trying to help kids see the value of their natural surroundings,” said Young Adult Librarian Shelly Deardoff. “We would like them too to see the interest of science and biology.”

Although “Trout in the Classroom” is usually in a school setting, Deardoff was inclined to apply for the grant for the potential learning possibilities it would provide to our community.

“The library is about education, and we see this as an outreach for kids and adults,” said Deardoff.

With the addition of the trout in the library, there is also a trout club for various trout-related activities.

“I have had many people signup for the trout club from the youngest to the elderly because they want to experience things and learn more,” said Deardoff. “There is so much in this world to learn.”

If you did not signup, the trout club is still accepting registration.

Visit https://forms.gle/ERpnx6Ef7nXjAa2k7 and complete the registration process.

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