Press Release

Dutch Oven Rendezvous Will Raise Money for Trout in the Classroom Program

It's that time again for the annual Dutch Oven Rendezvous sponsored by Ace Hardware and Element Outfitters at 222 South 5th Ave., Pocatello.

This event will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, and is a fundraiser for the Trout in the Classroom program here in southeast Idaho.

Donations generated at the event will go toward equipment, educational materials, and even field trips for classrooms in southeast Idaho that are participating in the Trout in the Classroom program.

There will be numerous Dutch oven cooking stations at the Dutch Oven Rendezvous with lots of delicious dishes to sample and tips for making Dutch oven recipes turn out better than ever.

There will also be raffles for some wonderful outdoor gear and equipment perfect for the outdoors enthusiast.

Anyone who would like to sample some of the West's best cast iron cookery while doing something for southeast Idaho's Trout in the Classroom program, stop by the Dutch Oven Rendezvous on May 4.

Trout in the Classroom is an Idaho Fish and Game program that provides students in Idaho's classrooms a nose-to-nose experience with rainbow and cutthroat trout. There are 22 Trout in the Classroom classrooms in southeast Idaho, 12 of which are in Pocatello.

Classrooms are equipped with fish tanks, chillers, and an educational curriculum geared toward fish biology, ecology, habitat needs, and even chemistry and genetics. The Trout in the Classroom curriculum prepared by Fish and Game focuses on science while incorporating reading, writing, math and art skills.

During the school year, many Trout in the Classroom teachers schedule field trips to nearby hatcheries, and coordinate with Fish and Game to use the Take Me Fishing Trailer to teach their students how to fish. The fish are reared in the classroom tanks during the school year, and then released to the wild in the spring before school lets out.