Jim McFee (MFWP) locates the Potomac School’s adopted westslope cutthroat trout near its spawning area.
Montana’s Adopt-A-Fish Program integrates research projects in western, central and eastern Montana to educational programs that promote native and sport fish conservation. These programs link research emphasizing native fish to schoolchildren in rural Montana schools.
Each project offers a unique opportunity for students to become involved with real research projects. Through a combination of field trips, classroom lessons, and the website, students are exposed to a variety of academic disciplines. By tracking fish implanted with radio transmitters on this website, students learn about ecology, the perils facing native and wild fish, as well as the wonders of Montana’s natural resources.