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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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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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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... ]
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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... ]
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  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... ]
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Prepared by Kit Kechejian, TIC leader for the Candlewood Valley chapter. Video of Trout In The Classroom - CVTU
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