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River Bluff students release trout into Lower Saluda River they raised in class

Lexington, SC 04/25/2023 - River Bluff High School's AP Environmental Science class and teacher Alicia Ridder have accomplished a remarkable feat for the second year in a row by releasing trout into the Lower Saluda River, which they raised in the classroom as part of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program. The TIC program allows students to learn about the delicate balance of ecosystems by raising trout from eggs to fingerlings in their classrooms. This hands-on experience helps students understand the importance of clean water, aquatic habitats, and conservation efforts.

Under the guidance of their dedicated teacher Alcia Ridder, the AP Environmental Science class at River Bluff High School worked tirelessly to raise the trout and prepare them for release. After months of hard work, the students released the trout into the Lower Saluda River, where they will continue to grow and thrive. This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the students and their teachers, who have shown a deep commitment to environmental education and conservation efforts. By participating in the TIC program, these students have gained valuable knowledge and skills that will serve them well in their future careers and personal lives. The release of the trout into the Lower Saluda River is a proud moment for the River Bluff High School community and a significant contribution to the ongoing efforts to preserve and protect our natural resources. Congratulations to the AP Environmental Science class and Alecia Ridder for their outstanding work and commitment to environmental education.


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