Trout in the classroom

  • Science

    Think Tank: Tracking trout

    These tools help our scientists track wild vs. hatchery raised fish, monitor interactions, identify fish barriers and understand seasonal migrations.

    It’s African American History month and Trout in the Classroom students are celebrating the black women and men in STEM fields that have contributed valuable research supporting our efforts to take care of the environment. One such hero is mathematician Dr. Gladys West. Dr. West who, in the 1970s and 80s, developed algorithms, incorporating gravitational, tidal and…

  • Community

    Support TU’s youth programs through GRTU 100 for 100 Challenge

    TU's youth outreach has never been more crucial as kids are stuck inside, suffering from Zoom fatigue and screen-bound for hours on end

    [et_pb_section admin_label="section"] [et_pb_row admin_label="row"] [et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] To sustain Trout Unlimited's conservation legacy it is vital we pass the baton to people like Andrew Dang. Andrew is a former Youth Leadership Council member and TU teen leader. He received the Youth Leadership Award at the 2019 TU Annual Meeting. We asked Andrew about his origins with conservation and TU.…

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    The amazing trout gender reveal

    The alevin at the trailside museum are looking great! How can we tell the males from the females?

    Also known as sexual dimorphism — luckily no forest fire risk with this reveal The alevin are looking great and we only need about 291 more names. But, "Are they males or females?" asks Elanor the Animal Expert (age 7) from The Bronx. Thanks for the great question, Elanor. While "gender reveal parties" are the…

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    ‘Frankentrout!’ Are two heads better than one?

    We have a two headed alevin! Check out our virtual trout tank at trailside museum and our unique findings.

    While checking on the alevin at the Trailside Museum Trout Tank, we made a Halloween discovery ... Frankentrout! This two-headed trout is a result of double fertilization, a rare occurrence in nature. As unfertilized trout eggs are exposed to fresh water, the micropyle opens and allows a 60 second window for milt (male genetic material)…

  • Youth

    TU’s Headwaters program fights screen fatigue

    By now we are all familiar with coronavirus symptoms: fever, cough, fatigue, headache, loss of smell. We have all gone to school on pandemics and contagious diseases. Alas, what trying times the last seven months have been for our communities. There are other side effects of the pandemic as well, ones that don’t come with infection and are not as easy to detect. Known as “Zoom fatigue” or “screen…