trout in the classroom

  • Think Tank

    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,…

  • Trout in the Classroom

    Tying flies with a zombie killer

    Trout Unlimited's TIC teachers learn fly tying and entomology from actor Brian Sheppard Training sessions often get labeled as a boring, but required, means of qualifying to hold certain positions in society.  The teachers who help with Trout Unlimited’s Trout in the Classroom program have gone through enough rigmarole to last a lifetime. Lillit Genovesi,…

  • Community

    New York students enjoy fireside chat with Dr. Helen Neville

    Trout in the Classroom students from Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School in New York City got the unique opportunity to interview TU’s lead scientist, Dr. Helen Neville, about her career as a STEM professional. Kelly Tapia, a MMMHS senior, and Sean Cabrera, a MMMHS freshman, worked together with their teacher, Ms. Smith, to come up with questions that are at the top of the minds of many…

  • Trout in the Classroom

    Think Tank: Cannibalism and story time

    Trout are missing from our virtual trout tank at the Trailside Museum and the very hungry fry are to blame. While trout love to feed on macroinvertebrates, they are ultimately opportunistic feeders.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfxwTP7yt1E&t=3s Like many other fish, trout are cannibalistic, and will eat smaller members of their own species. In fact, we commonly see this…

  • Trout in the Classroom

    Think Tank: Chilling in the Cross River and still finding bugs

    [et_pb_section admin_label="section"] [et_pb_row admin_label="row"] [et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] It’s a chilly 30 degrees Fahrenheit in New York City’s East of Hudson watershed today. Ihor Szholar, from Croton Watershed Trout Unlimited, and I took a short hike from the Trailside Museum to the Cross River. Equipped with a kick net, waders, small bucket, and hopes for finding…

  • Trout in the Classroom

    Killer instincts? Not yet!

    The NYC and Watersheds TIC virtual trout tank fry have lost their yolk and are swimming up to the surface of the tank. These important clues tell us that they are ready for food.  Trout in the Classroom fry eat fish food called meal and crumbles. They are made from cuttings from seafood harvested for consumption.…