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Richland High School Biology Students Dissect Trout

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RICHLAND, Wash. - More than one hundred Richland High School freshmen and sophomores took part in a hands on biology lesson today.

The students started dissecting mushrooms earlier this year, then moved up to flowers, then earthworms.

By today they had moved all the way up the food chain to trout.

Biology teacher Audra Richter said she enjoys watching the teenagers realize there's a connection between the fish and themselves.

She said, "They are biology. So whatever they're learning here, I want them to take it out in the world and make that kind of connection. I think its one of those sciences that they're like, this is me, this actually does apply to me as a person."

The Benton Franklin Conservation District donated the fish for today's biology class.