Quinebaug Valley Trout Hatchery

The Hatchery sits on 2,000 acres of land and is responsible for the majority of CT’s trout. Groups can tour the four main areas to learn about the life cycles of these fish, which include the Hatch House where the eggs are incubated and hatched, and Intermediate Tanks where the fish go when they are at least 3 inches long and stay until they are big enough to move on to the outdoor Grow Out Tanks. There is also the Brood Stock Raceways, where the fish provide eggs for the Hatch House. Besides learning about these interesting fish homes, groups can also fish for trout in the children’s fishing pond. 
Contact Info
Address: 141 Trout Hatchery Rd., Central Village, CT­­ 06332. Windham County. Tel: 860-564-7542. Website: www.ct.gov. Hrs: Vary.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Free. 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

STEM Lesson Plan

The light bulb, the assembly line, and the personal computer are all inventions by American innovators that have greatly impacted the world. For America to continue to lead the world in innovation, students must be fluent in the foundation of these inventions. Students learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and how they are related to specific topics. ... Continue