Trout in the Classroom

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Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program brings the science of Vermont's aquatic ecosystems into schools across the state.

Through the TIC program, students raise brook trout at their school, monitoring and supporting all stages of their development, before releasing them into a local stream. Students learn about early trout development and anatomy, habitat, water chemistry, life cycles and food.

They also explore larger themes involving streams and aquatic ecosystems, water quality, environmental issues and the impacts humans can have on aquatic resources.

How to Participate

boy feeding troutTrout Unlimited (TU) is the principal sponsor of TIC in Vermont. TU has five chapters statewide and each chapter has designated a TIC liaison you can contacted for information about TIC and to sign-up for the program:

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