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... ]
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... ]
By Tom Gamper
MDTU Youth Education Coordinator
Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is a hands-on environmental program in which students raise Kamloops rainbow trout from eggs to fingerling, manage chilled tank water quality, engage in stream habitat study, learn to appreciate water resources, develop a... [ READ MORE... ]
It’s long been known, by those of us who work with the Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program, that only the most dedicated, enthusiastic teachers become TIC teachers. We’ve also known for a long time that TIC is a great learning experience for students—it connects them to their local watershed... [ READ MORE... ]
These are just some of many quilt squares created this year for the annual Trout in the Classroom quilt project! Classes from all over the country exchanged squares with each other on the theme of "water."
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... ]