The NLC Youth Education Workgroup, in 2011, began a project to identify the common “Core Values” of the Headwaters Youth Education Initiative, which was begun by TU staff members lead by Franklin Tate.
The Youth Education Workgroup created a Core Values survey which asked NLC’s, State... [ READ MORE... ]
What makes a successful and meaningful field education experience for youth? A lot of chapters offer a lot of different types of education events, and they all have many things in common. TU youth education events:
· focus on the fish and the water,
· are hands-on and... [ READ MORE... ]
Does anyone ever ask you what TU's Headwaters Youth Program is all about? Do you ever wish you had an easy way to share all that we do with other TU members or program partners from other organizations?
Luckily, TU has a number of great videos that show and tell all that we and our youth members... [ READ MORE... ]
The newest issue of Stream Explorers magazine is revisiting a vital topic--the impact of humans on trout. The issue discusses both positive and negative influences that humans can have on trout and trout habitat. Then, it asks the young readers to take a critical eye to a couple of streams and... [ READ MORE... ]
On Long Island, brook trout are being followed.
Brookies may not move as much as their salmon cousins, but they still move between places in their home ecosystem. Long Island TIC students have been working with a researcher from Hofstra to follow the movement of brook trout between Beaver Brook... [ READ MORE... ]
This is a cool way to motivate kids to explore their local stream ecosystem and think about how salmon or trout are connected not just to the stream and water, but all different aspects of the ecosystem.
How would you modify this activity for a trout stream where no salmon are present? Has anyone... [ READ MORE... ]
By Franklin Tate
Sometimes it is downright difficult to put something into words. Try as you might, you can’t take a personal experience and capture it in sentences or paragraphs. Language up and fails you, neglecting to convey, translate or relate.
Such was my challenge as director of TU’s... [ READ MORE... ]
Baggs, Wyoming, schoolkids at the Muddy Creek Adopt-A-Trout field day
By Nick Walrath
On a recent morning, a long line of bright yellow Carbon County school buses—filled with the entire school population of Baggs, Wyoming—left the pavement to travel over 20 miles down dusty BLM roads to meet TU... [ READ MORE... ]
The AaT program on Long Island has a great new website. Check it out!