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At 2:30 a.m. in Soda Springs, I rolled through a right turn at a red light and soon learned “We don’t do ‘California Stops’ in Idaho.” … or so said the police officer who pulled me over pretty much immediately. Fortunately, I had made the slow rolling turn into the broad beams of the officer’s [ READ MORE... ]
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With spring finally here, it is more important than ever to get kids outside.  All over the country, small fingerling trout and salmon smolts are leaving classrooms in the hands of their student caretakers to join the wide world through our TIC/SIC program.  Now is the time for other outdoor [ READ MORE... ]
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       The NLC Youth Education Workgroup, in 2011, began a project to identify the common “Core Values” of the Headwaters Youth Education Initiative, which was begun by TU staff members lead by Franklin Tate.      The Youth Education Workgroup created a Core Values survey which asked NLC’s, State [ READ MORE... ]
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What makes a successful and meaningful field education experience for youth?  A lot of chapters offer a lot of different types of education events, and they all have many things in common.  TU youth education events: ·         focus on the fish and the water,   ·         are hands-on and [ READ MORE... ]
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Stream Explorers has been TU's children's magazine for five years.  All youth members 12 and under receive this magazine quarterly.  It has also been great as a handout at chapter events.  Our 15 issues are educational and cover a broad range of topics from across the country. And now, you can [ READ MORE... ]
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Welcome to the new TU Teen level of membership.  TU's youth department has heard you, and we've made some changes.  We know that Hatcher the Mayfly is great--but only for little kids.  We understand that teenagers want to be treated more like adults.  In light of this, we have now created a fully [ READ MORE... ]
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Does your chapter or council have a youth leader in it—as in, a leader who is a young person?  Young people in their teens and early twenties take on MANY leadership roles at TU.  Here are just a few of the ways they can be involved:   ·         Chapter leaders – teens can be members of Chapter [ READ MORE... ]
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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... ]
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Quick report on the first Stream Explorers session, run by Collegiate Peaks Anglers of Colorado: We had a great opening Stream Explorers session last Friday (April 18, 2014!  Ten students showed up (slightly fewer than the 15 who signed up), and so we had plenty volunteers to work with everyone. We [ READ MORE... ]
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Have you discovered the surprise in the newest issue of TROUT magazine? Right inside is a sample of Stream Explorers, TU's publication for kids. We wanted everyone–all 150,000 subscribers of Trout–to learn about our youth membership, and the benefits we offer. Stream Explorers is for kids 12 and [ READ MORE... ]
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