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Trout In The Classroom

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Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is an 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. During the year each teacher tailors the program to fit his or her curricular needs.  Therefore, each program is unique.  TIC has interdisciplinary applications in science, social studies, mathematics, language arts, fine arts, and physical education.  Please contact us if you are interested in starting a TIC at your school.


Nat Greene Fly Fishers Trout in The Classroom Program News - 2018

For the past seven years, Nat Greene Fly Fishers's Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program has put fish tanks and trout eggs in local schools. A class prepares the tank in October for eggs arriving in November. The children monitor the water quality and feed the fry until they are large enough to be released in the Smith River in March - April.

Charles Tuttle and Tim Key run the program and do the work of getting tanks ready, distributing eggs, troubleshooting problems, and helping on release day. Occasionally, a lot happens at once and help is needed. If you would like to put your name on a call list to assist in crunch times, please reach out to Charles (336.202.4592) or Tim (336.382.3903).

This year's program is over, but we are already thinking about next year. There is nothing more rewarding than listening to children talk about their trout.

Please contact Laura Kennerly 336-707-7665 lkennerly for more details.