Trout in the Classroom

Nutmeg Chapter TU shares the lessons of conservation with the next generation by facilitating Trout in the Classroom in area schools.
Students gather around to look at an interesting rock from the river with Monroe resident Gary Pannone, right, of Trout Unlimited.

Students gather around to look at invertebrates growing on a rock from the Pequonnock River with Monroe resident Gary Pannone, right, of Trout Unlimited.

A Trout in the Classroom student displays the fry he has raised before setting it free.

A Trout in the Classroom student displays the fry he has raised before setting it free.


Trout in the Classroom (TIC)
is Trout Unlimited’s cornerstone environmental education program in which students in grades K-12:

  • raise trout from eggs to fry.
  • monitor tank water quality.
  • engage in stream habitat study.
  • learn to appreciate water resources.
  • begin to foster a conservation ethic.
  • grow to understand ecosystems.

Most programs end the year by releasing their trout in a state-approved stream near the school or within a nearby watershed.

As of the fall of 2015 Trout In the Classroom is in more than a dozen area schools as well as Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo.

 

Get Your Class InvolvedVolunteer
Your class can add to its science and ecology curriculum by participating in Nutmeg TU’s Trout in the Classroom program, which lasts the school year.

For information email Trout in the Classroom (TIC): David Edgeworth, eggsofan [at] hotmail.com.

TU members volunteer to mentor students as they raise trout from eggs and release them into the wild, all the while learning about conservation and preserving steams and their surroundings.

To be matched with a classroom to guide on its Trout in the Classroom journey, email David Edgeworth, eggsofan [at] hotmail.com. Thank you for your interest!