Youth Learn to Fly Fish and become Stewards of Their Home Waters in TU’s Headwaters
Who we are
TU’s Headwaters Youth Program helps foster a sense of respect for the natural world and engages young people in hands-on conservation projects in their home waters.
Encompassing a range of programs and projects known as the Stream of Engagement, Headwaters serves children, teenagers and young adults. From the nationally-recognized, science-based Trout in the Classroom and Adopt-a-Trout programs to summer fly fishing camps, leadership summits and fly fishing clubs, Headwaters involves young people in TU’s mission to protect and restore the nation’s coldwater resources.
How we work
The Headwaters program takes a long-range view of protecting our fisheries. The youth involved are the future stewards of our country’s rivers. Educating youth now means that the next generation will be ready, willing and able to sustain TU’s work into the future—continuing to protect, reconnect, and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.
Simply put, the Headwaters program is the source of tomorrow’s TU.
Franklin Tate, Headwaters Youth Program Director
Rochelle Gandour-Rood, Headwaters Youth Program Coordinator
Lillit Genovesi, Trout in the Classroom NYC and Watersheds