Think Tank: Fish are free and community scientists are needed
This type of Community Science can be fun, help you learn more about different branches of science, and maybe lead to some interesting discoveries! And while TU’s Rivers App can be used to document any water body, there are other ways you engage in Community Science online from climate change data collection and measuring light pollution to observing fireflies. For other fun things to do check out Trout Unlimited's Summer of Science.
Check out Trout Unlimited's Summer of Science activities The day we look forward to and are sad about at the same time came on May 22 as our New York Trout in the Classroom Think Tank fingerlings were released into their watershed home. The 50 baby trout were carefully given their freedom into the Cross…
Celebrating Women’s History Month via the Villepreaux-Power aquarium
The Think Tank brook trout are doing great and growing big. Every day we can learn more about their behavior, how they interact, and react to change by simply peering into their tank. In fact, our trout aquaria are like a window into the secret underwater life of streams and trout, and we have Jeanne Villepreux-Power, a 19th century marine scientist, to thank for this opportunity. Jeanne is responsible for designing building,…
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…
Burp! Please excuse my swim bladder
The Think Tank brookies are swimming up, a good sign that they are ready to eat. We can see how effortlessly they swim up and down in the tank and nest basket. Trout, like many other species of fish rely on their swim bladder to control buoyancy. Using the swim bladder to ascend or descend…
Think Tank: Resolutions and barriers
We all know 2020 was a tough year. Sadly, our trout were not spared. Tragedy hit the TIC Virtual Think Tank at the Trailside Museum as the year came to an end. A December snowstorm and building closures combined with power outages created unsuitable habitat for our small fry. The situation was exacerbated by the…
TIC’s exciting new virtual ‘Think Tank’ launching this week
With school closures, limits on classroom space (to accommodate 6 feet distance between students), and strict restrictions on incoming guest speakers and field trips, Trout in the Classroom in New York City/NYC watersheds is adding virtual and hybrid programming to our offerings. Teachers across the state are more excited than ever to host trout eggs,…