What better way is there to teach science than by getting students to do science? Trout in the Classroom is a hands-on multidisciplinary environmental education program that allows students to raise trout in their schools, from eggs to fingerlings, in the course of 8 months. Trout are sensitive... [ READ MORE... ]
Quick report on the first Stream Explorers session, run by Collegiate Peaks Anglers of Colorado:
We had a great opening Stream Explorers session last Friday (April 18, 2014! Ten students showed up (slightly fewer than the 15 who signed up), and so we had plenty volunteers to work with everyone. We... [ READ MORE... ]
Have you discovered the surprise in the newest issue of TROUT magazine? Right inside is a sample of Stream Explorers, TU's publication for kids. We wanted everyone–all 150,000 subscribers of Trout–to learn about our youth membership, and the benefits we offer. Stream Explorers is for kids 12 and... [ READ MORE... ]
Conservation. That is the main focus of everyone who is a part of TU. But honestly, what’s the point? Millions of dollars and volunteer hours are funneled into this amorphous word by hundreds of thousands of people world-wide. So why don’t we just stop? That instant revulsion you... [ READ MORE... ]
One of the country's many Trout in the Classroom (TIC) programs was featured recently on PBS's This American Land. The story of their work with Lahontan cutthroat trout is hopeful and inspiring. Take a look, to see what a great environmental education and science education program TIC is.
All... [ 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... ]
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... ]
TU Stream Explorers live all over the United States, and so Stream Explorers magazine is traveling to watersheds across the country to learn about different ecosystems, and different types of trout. The most recent issue of Stream Explorers, which just arrived last month, explores Wyoming. ... [ READ MORE... ]
The next issue of Stream Explorers magazine (volume 4, issue 4) is going to be about mountaineer culture and the southern Appalachian brook trout. You can see the sketch for the center illustration here. Our artist, Sherrie York, is currently working on the final watercolor piece! The magazine... [ READ MORE... ]