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                    Oklahoma TU420 Trout in the Classroom


If you are a teacher, or you know one who is interested in this program, this is a recap.

Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is an environmental education program which students in grades K - 12 will :

  •      raise trout from eggs to fry. 
  •      monitor tank water quality.
  •      engage in stream habitat study. 
  •      learn to appreciate water resources. 
  •      begin to foster a conservation ethic.
  •      grow to understand ecosystems.

  Most programs end the year by releasing their trout in a state-approved stream near the school or within a nearby watershed.   During the year each teacher tailors the program to fit his/ her curricular needs.   Somemember of the local Chapter of Trout Unlimited will come to the school and introduce the students to the program.  The tank is set up and running 30 days prior to the eggs arrival.  Trout eggs are supplied for the tank near the end of October by the Oklahoma Chapter.  Eggs hatch in about 14 to 21 days and are usually raised in the classroom until late March or early April.   Therefore, each program is unique.  TIC has interdisciplinary applications in science, social studies, mathematics, language arts, fine arts, and physical education.  Each tank costs up to $1200 to establish.  Oklahoma Chapter #420 of T.U. asks that each school wishing to host a tank bear some of the cost.   But we review on a case by case basis.    Any school interested should contact any member of the Board of Directors or the Oklahoma Chapter Youth Education Coordinator for further details.

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