Youth education and engagement

  • TU Costa 5 Rivers

    TU Costa 5 Rivers Club Spotlight: CU Boulder

    The CU Fly Fishing Club, now nearing its 20th year of existence, has consistently provided the students of CU Boulder with an avenue into the sport of fly fishing.

    TU Costa 5 Rivers Club Spotlight: CU Boulder Appalachian State CU Boulder Fort Lewis College Bucknell University Sewanee: The University of the South Washington and Lee University Thanks to Coach Prime and the best mascot in college football, Ralphie, CU Boulder has been at the center of NCAA news for a while now. However, tucked…

  • TU Costa 5 Rivers Restoration

    TU/Costa’s 5 Rivers Students Help Complete Willowemoc Restoration Project

    Students from Trout Unlimited’s 5 Rivers Program, hailing from six different universities across New York and Connecticut camped, fished, and planted trees in the Catskills for the Fall 2023 Northeast Rendezvous.   Participants were welcomed by New York State Council’s Director of Youth Programming, Lindsay Agness and TU’s Youth Education Program Director, Franklin Tate who…

  • Fishing Women Youth

    Joy and Wonder

    I caught my first fish with a fine, mesh net in the creek behind my childhood home. The silver minnow measured no more than a couple inches, but your uncle and I placed it and a couple others in a bucket and carried them into our house like treasures pulled from the deep. We kept…

  • Headwaters Youth

    Back to school with TU

    A teacher and seven 3rd graders walk through a dry landscape next to a mountain

    In Central Oregon and Seattle, TU programming ignites a passion for river conservation in youth. A TU Educator shares a watershed lesson with students along the lower Deschutes River with custom field journals to capture notes. In the Pacific Northwest, fun and educational programs are underway now that school is back in session, thanks to…

  • TU Costa 5 Rivers Youth

    Fly Fishing as Catalyst for Change

    Several college students fish on a river bank with several younger kids

    Costa 5 Rivers Ambassador Summit realizes values of fly fishing. In August, a group of nine TU Costa 5 Rivers club leaders traveled to the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming for the 2023 Costa Ambassador Summit. This nationwide network of conservation-minded college fly fishing clubs each has a Costa Ambassador who is invited to…