Every summer, TU Camp and Academy graduates are invited to enter the TU Teen essay contest, in which they share their camp experiences. This year we have four winners, and we'll be sharing the winning essays and a litte bit about the writers throughout the month of October.
Our first honorable... [ READ MORE... ]
Have you been trying to figure out how to include youth in your chapter more? It turns out that it’s quite easy! The children and teens who are interested in TU are interested for the same reason that most everyone joins TU—they care about streams and they love fishing. Here are three easy... [ READ MORE... ]
If you missed the first posts, read more about the 2014 Bristol Bay River Academy day 1, day 2, day 3 and day 4 by clicking the hyperlinks here.
Nervously, students appeared at breakfast, ate quickly, then took advantage of what little time remained for them to prepare for their... [ READ MORE... ]
I don’t remember my first fish. I have only vague memories of some of my first experiences fishing for sunfish with worms and bobbers. I think I know where I caught it, and I know that my babysitter at the time took me, but I don’t have any pictures, and I don’t have a distinct image of that day... [ READ MORE... ]
So looking forward to all this summer's camp! Here's a great reminder from Vermont of everything camp can be.
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... ]
Trout season was over at Pine Lake. In April, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife dumped several truckloads of hatchery trout into the lake. Throughout the first couple weeks, the fishing dock was constantly crowded with fishermen (shoulder to shoulder at times). The word “... [ 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... ]
I admit it, I got skunked. A whole afternoon of fishing and not a single trout in the net. It was my first day on the water in months, and I couldn’t wait to get out and go fishing again. However, my excitement slowly diminished after a few hours without a single fish. I started out with a Pheasant... [ READ MORE... ]
I had a teacher ask me a few weeks ago if I thought that America was the greatest country in the world. I declined to answer, not because I had no answer but because I did not know quite how to put my thoughts into words. To me, America is more than just a bastion of democracy and an... [ READ MORE... ]