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Trout Quilts by Mountainview Elementary School Students

Trout quilt made by first grade students at Mountainview ElementaryTrout Unlimited's nationally-recognized science-based Trout in the Classroom engages students in the program's mission to protect and restore the nation's water resources while fostering a respect and love for the natural world. Students hatch trout eggs and follow their development to fingerlings and stock these fingerlings in local waterways.

The quilts on display are made from quilt squares designed by the 2022-2023 first graders at Mountainview Elementary School.  WVU students in Jennifer Ripley Stueckle’s general biology classes assisted the elementary students in raising their own rainbow trout which they released in May.  The quilts were assembled by generous community volunteers who not only donated their expertise and time, but also provided materials.

The lifecycle of the rainbow trout serves as the theme for the quilts. The students were given the freedom to focus on a specific point in the lifecycle or depict the entire cycle in their squares. 

Mountainview is one of 12 schools in North Central West Virginia which participated in the Trout in the Classroom program during the 2022-2023 academic year. 

Nov. 3-4, 2023 | Mountainlair Greenbrier Room | 11am to 7pm