Course #: 710
Length: 1 Trimester
Grade level: 10-12
Recommended Course: None
Owning and operating fish hatcheries and related businesses are some of agriculture’s fastest growing sectors. Units in this course include: careers, community awareness, Wisconsin lakes and streams, aquatic plants, fish health, hydroponics, fishing regulations, water testing and exploration of different aquaculture systems.
Lab activities include: managing two 350 gallon fish tanks with live freshwater fish, fish taxidermy, water testing, fish identification, fish dissection, fly tying, lure making, and a visit from a UW-Extension Fish & Aquaculture Specialist. A field study will also be included with this course out at Devil’s Lake State Park focusing on water testing, boater’s safety, and even some fishing.