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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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    The wait is over, as trout eggs arrive at virtual TIC tank

    Trout eggs have arrived at Trailside Museum!

    Our new trout eggs made it safely to the Trailside Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Help us welcome them to the tank! Trout eggs need to acclimate to the tank before being poured into their nest basket. Here they will hatch, grow, and develop for the next six weeks. Soon after fertilization, trout…

  • Youth Community

    Salmon and Trout in the Classroom: uncertainty and innovation during the pandemic

    Could S/TIC be a valuable virtual learning tool during the COVID-19 pandemic? Let’s face it: this school year is going to be a huge challenge as teachers, parents, and students prepare for a brave, new semester of strange, new virtual participation. A number of states have announced plans to re-open in-person classes while others are looking at hybrid or all-virtual instruction. As this is…

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    ‘Trout Uber’ to the rescue during coronavirus classroom closures in NYC

    “When school closed, students expressed concern for the wellbeing of their trout. They were extremely disappointed when they realized that we would not be taking our trip up to Ward Pound Ridge to release them. They had been looking forward to this trip. So were the other 4th grade teachers. It is always the highlight trip of the year. They were very excited on Earth Day to watch the video of the release that you sent us. That made them proud. And there was an overall feeling of relief that they had been safely introduced into their natural habitat. Thank You!!!!” – Ms. Sims, PS 84, Brooklyn

    School closures in New York City started in March due to the coranovirus pandemic and brought many challenges. Although it pales in comparison to so many of the issues these closures meant to families, teachers and students, Trout Unlimited staff and volunteers across the country had a very specific cause of concern. What to do…