Trout in the Classroom

Trout in the Classroom is a Trout Unlimited program in which TU members work with classrooms to raise Brook Trout.

Students in the program learn:

  • Fish biology
  • Water chemistry
  • Stream ecology
  • Coldwater conservation

Currently Shenandoah Valley Trout Unlimited oversees 14 tanks in the area. Each classroom has a 50 gallon tank, a chiller to keep the water at the cool 55 degrees trout love, a tank filter, and a bubbler to oxygenate the water.

TU chapters work with teachers and generous donors to raise funds for each program (around $1700 per tank). Classrooms receive eggs from DWR usually in October, and the fish grow to be about 3 inches long by May, when the children release them into DWR-approved waterways.

If you’d like to start a TIC program in your school, click here. Find more information about Trout in the Classroom, including technical information and teaching resources, visit the national Trout in the Classroom website.

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