|James and students calculate feed rates for the Rio Grand cutthroat trout at Monte Vista Elementary School. Photo by Jessie Jobs/USFWS|
Jessie Jobs accompanied the Service’s Angela James and Glenn Selby, a biologist with the Navajo Nation Department of Fish and Wildlife, as they delivered Rio Grande cutthroat trout from the Seven Springs State Hatchery in Jemez, New Mexico, to Emerson and Monte Vista elementary schools. With the deliveries, the Native Fish in the Classroom Program, run by the Service’s New Mexico Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, is in full swing for the season. The program is in its fourth year and is administered by James. This year’s program will reach 16 classrooms in six schools of the Albuquerque area.