Something’s fishy

Fish release, outdoor education are ‘critical’ for El Portal teacher


Above, Brittany Vargas-Alvarado gently dips a cup containing a rainbow trout into the Merced River last Friday as Marley Gediman looks on. Ninety trout arrived at the school — inside eggs — and about 75 were let loose in the nearby river. Below, Paul Amstutz holds up a baby trout inside a cup that was used to scoop the fish out of a bucket and into the Merced River last Friday. He believes field trips and outdoor learning are crucially important parts of education. Photos by Allen LamanIf they f...

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