Trout in the Classroom
Trout in the Classroom (TIC) offers students of all ages a chance to raise Salmonids in a classroom setting and then release them into a nearby stream or river. Caring for the fish fosters a conservation ethic in the students, and the act of walking to a streambank and directly releasing the fingerlings into the water makes a concrete connection between caring for the fish and caring for the water.
TIC in New Hampshire is supported by NH Trout Unlimited Council, Trout Unlimited Chapters and New Hampshire Fish & Game. There are currently 80 schools and over 2800 students and teachers participating in this program through out New Hampshire.
NH TU Chapter members from around the state and Fish and Game biologists often join their local teachers to provide an accompanying field day. Sometimes this includes doing electofishing, collecting macroinvertebrates, introducing them to fly tying and casting. Other times we assist them to celebrate their releasing the trout in their local waters.
To learn more about our NH TIC program watch our video here.
If your school is interested in participating, please contact:
Watershed Education Specialist
NH Fish and Game Department
11 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
For more information on chillers, tanks and information on help from local TU chapters, contact Mike Elkavitch at firstname.lastname@example.org