Wisconsin Clear Waters Trout in the Classroom
Wisconsin Clear Waters and Trout Unlimited Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is, and education tool for teachers to use trout as a platform to implement educational opportunities for students to learn about watersheds, water quality, fish biology, and wetland ecology in hands-on lessons and field days. Through donations from our Clear Waters Chapter members, we can provide aquarium equipment to teachers. Classes will raise trout from eggs to fingerlings, which the students release into a designated trout stream or pond in the spring.
We began with Menomonie High School several years ago, and this year we purchased equipment for Whitehall and Boyceville High School. We have just started, and we are adding Bloomer Grade and Middle School and Delong Middle School in Eau Claire. TIC program works with grades 4 to 12 and has standards-based, hands-on activities to implement in the classroom and the field. TIC program is unique in that it brings the class to the water!
Teachers set up their tanks in late fall and shortly after receive their eggs, working with their students to care for and raise the baby trout throughout the winter and early spring.
Not only do our teachers get field experiences and aquarium equipment, but we also provide a TIC curriculum guide, an aquarium set-up & maintenance manual
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If you’re a teacher or nature center interested in participating in Trout In the Classroom, contact Education Program Supervisor- Dale Dahlke.
If you’re interested in volunteering or partnering with TIC, contact:
Environmental Education Specialist- Wisconsin Clear Waters Trout in the Classroom
Tom Ponty Trout in the Classroom Memorial Fund
WI Clear Waters 2020-21 goal is adding Three new Trout in the Classrooms.
To accomplish our goal the Chapters need to raise $4500.00.
The Challenge to our members is to match the Chapter's 2020-21 budget of $2250.00 to reach our goal of three new Trout in the Classrooms.