Trout in the Classroom

Connecting Students with their Watersheds

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

  • 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.

Valley Forge Trout Unlimited sponsors TIC programs in the following schools:

Downingtown High School West
Montgomery School
Nottingham Elementary School
Pickering Valley Elementary School
Pocopson Elementary School
Radnor Middle School
Strath Haven Middle School
Tredyffren/Easttown Middle School
Valley Forge Middle School

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 or her curricular needs.  Therefore, each program is unique.  TIC has interdisciplinary applications in science, social studies, mathematics, language arts, fine arts, and physical education.

Pennsylvania Trout in the Classroom (TIC) Web Site

Local Chester County, PA Trout in the Classroom school: The Montgomery School

Participating TIC Pennsylvania Schools

National TU Trout in the Classroom (TIC) Web Site