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
Trout 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:
- Joe Mark is Lead Facilitator for TIC in Vermont. He can be reached by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 802-468-5479(H) and 802-236-3816 (C).
- Greater Upper Valley Trout Unlimited - Orange and northern Windsor counties
Contact: Ron Kovanic (email@example.com)
- Mad Dog Trout Unlimited - Caledonia, Essex, Lamoille, Orleans, and Washington counties
Contact: Clark Amadon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Southwestern Vermont Trout Unlimited - Bennington and Rutland counties
Contact: Joe Mark (email@example.com)
- Connecticut River Valley Trout Unlimited - Windham County and southern Windsor counties
Conatact: Paul Gudewicz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Central Vermont Trout Unlimited - Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties
Contact: Ed Collins (email@example.com)