For city students sometimes it may be difficult to come into contact with nature. Contact is the first step toward esteem and respect for nature.
Third-graders at Linwood E. Howe Elementary in Culver City, CA had the unique opportunity to make a step toward nature thanks to a few slippery friends.
Trout in the Classroom is a nationwide program to bring information about trout into city classrooms. The trout program lasts three months, with students recording a variety of behavior information before they release the fish back into the streams.
Learning esteem toward nature is basic learning for life. When students know more about nature they learn about responsibility, respect and the connectedness of human beings with nature.