March 9, 2010 was a beautiful sunny Tuesday morning at the Pacific Rod & Gun Club.
Mother Nature was truly accommodating for 32 Third Grade Students from St. Brigid School in San Francisco. The Students were on a mission to release some very small Trout in the beginning of their Life Cycle as a class project.
Malia Peterson the Teacher and Brooke Halsey from the Tiburon Salmon Institute and the Tyee Club, were empowering the Students step by step with a very potent hands-on demonstration connecting these students to the aquatic habitat.
Appreciation of the Environment was presented using some Native American Indian philosophy and rituals paying respect to nature.
After the fish were released into Lake Merced, the students went to the Club House for a question and answer period concerning the events of the day. They were given some Salmon hats and then some treats provided by Jeanine and Gunard Mahl.
Zachery Butterfield (Fred Tautenhahn's 6 yr. old Grandson), then had an opportunity to interview some students for a field trip report he was doing for his 1st grade class at the Heather School in San Carlos. Zachery also was given some casting lessons from John Romero who also brought back the 92 fishing Rods and Reels that he had restored, that were donated to our Youth Fishing program by California Trout.
All and All, I would say this day was a very good example of how the Pacific Rod & Gun Club and the Lake Merced Youth Fishing Program can be useful in helping Environmental outreach and Educational endeavors for the benefit of the public.