Trout in the Classroom
Trout Unlimited’s Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program is designed to engage school students in the rearing of trout from eggs to fry, while learning about the cold water environment and the many factors essential to trout survival. Eggs are obtained in the fall of the year from the PA Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) hatcheries and shipped to participating schools across the commonwealth.
During the school year, with guidance from their teacher, students are responsible for maintaining the water quality in their aquariums to the standards required for raising healthy trout, and in the spring their fry are released into streams approved by the PFBC. Each TIC program can be tailored by the teacher to fit specific curricular needs, including the disciplines of environmental science, mathematics, social studies, fine arts and physical education.
The Doc Fritchey Chapter currently supports six TIC programs in Dauphin and Lebanon county schools, and is always interested in sponsoring additional schools in the future. For more information, check out www.patroutintheclassroom.org.
Cyndi Camp (717-545-2460) is the chapter’s TIC coordinator.