This lesson explores the impact of temperature on four species of inland fish, Brook trout, Brown trout, Yellow bullhead and Carp.
A warming climate will increase the water temperature and decrease oxygen levels. Participants will investigate water temperatures and
dissolved oxygen levels in local water bodies and consider how to improve habitat for native cold water fish.
Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis
Brown Trout Salmo trutta
Yellow bullhead Ameiurus natalis
Carp Cypriuns carpio
Are conditions favorable to brook trout in our local ecosystems? Can we improve conditions for local cold water fish? How is human behavior helping or harming fish species? How will warming temperatures impact fish populations?
Go to Inland Fish and Warming Waters for curriculum download (PDF 1.4MB).