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... ]
After caring for their trout for more than seven months in their schools, Trout in the Classroom students from NYC say goodbye to their trout as they release them into their watershed streams.
Shortly after they watch their little (and usually named) trout swim away, they often wonder how they will... [ READ MORE... ]
Tank to Stream; Trout in the classroom
Many people involved with Trout Unlimited witness the release of the trout, and some the delivery of the embryos, but few are present in the class as they grow, and change. As the coordinator of my school’s trout in the classroom, I was provided with... [ READ MORE... ]
In a pre-kindergarten classroom I pull out my book and read the title, Trout are Made of Trees. Most students in other South Bronx pre-k classrooms would be perplexed upon hearing the title to this book, written by April Pulley Sayre. In fact, most students in the Bronx don't know what a trout,... [ READ MORE... ]
Prepared by Kit Kechejian, TIC leader for the Candlewood Valley chapter.
Video of Trout In The Classroom - CVTU
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.
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Silvester's latest visit was to a pre-school in the South Bronx where NYC TIC Coordinator, Lillit Genovesi, used Silvester as a way to teach the young children about how trout, although very different from humans, are also very similar in their biology and therefore important indicators of good... [ READ MORE... ]
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... ]