Schroon Lake Central School teachers Cookie Barker and Mat Riddle have developed a trout project for students in their science classes. As part of the project Barker and Riddle have designed and built a 300-gallon, self-sustaining aquatic ecosystem.
Photo by Nancy Frasier.
continued Throughout her career Barker has been an enthusiast for environmental stewardship. She has traveled to Churchill, Manitoba, to study polar bear behavior; the Peruvian Amazon to study biodiversity; and went mountain gorilla trekking this summer in Rwanda.
Riddle is in his fourth year teaching at Schroon Lake.. He was the first student to graduate from a newly-established program at Plattsburgh State University earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously. Over the last two summers Riddle has been an instructor of a science enrichment program at Rensselaer Polytech Institute in Troy. Trained and employed in the trade of plumbing,
A native of Moriah, Mr. Riddle is an avid hunter and fisherman with a strong commitment to environmental stewardship.