We've been working hard to get the lastest in TIC wisdom and guidelines onto www.troutintheclassroom.org. While the program always varies from place to place, there are some commonalities about how we have to set up our tanks and care for our fish. We've tried to address the common threads, but... [ READ MORE... ]
The Butler Junior High School Trout in the Classroom program is getting ready to start its sixth year at the school in Butler, PA. The program has been progressing over the last few years, adding additional tanks and extending the program. New for this school year is an aquaponics and... [ 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... ]
I just discovered this amazing set of set up videos from Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. If you're not set up yet for this year, you may want to check these out. There are twenty videos and the instructions are very detailed and thorough.
Other folks have have made other videos, such as... [ READ MORE... ]
On Wednesday, October 9 Trout Unlimited, in partnership with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, hosted the 2013 NY Trout in the Classroom (TIC) Teacher Conference.
The conference was a big hit! Approximately 120 TIC teachers and friends attended the event at Bear Mountain State Park.... [ 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... ]
Trout tanks are unique. They are extra cold, and the fish within them require that cold, cold water. So we use a chiller to keep the water down around 50 degrees or lower--much colder than any other fish tank out there.
Because of this, it is absolutely essential that all TIC tanks are insulated... [ READ MORE... ]
One of the best things about Trout in the Classroom is that creativity that teachers and students draw on to make the program a success. Each classroom has specific needs for their trout and climate, and so each classroom tries to improve the tank and tank procedures to maximize trout health.
A... [ READ MORE... ]
With the school year underway, more than 4500 classrooms across the U.S. are setting up their trout tanks and getting ready to receive their trout (or salmon) eggs. Some of the teachers and coordinators who are part of this program are also a part of the TIC/SIC National Network, hosted by TU,... [ READ MORE... ]