kid sampling streamTrout in the Classroom (TIC) program brings the science of Vermont's aquatic ecosystems into schools across the state.

Through the TIC program, students raise brook trout at their school, monitoring and supporting all stages of their development, before releasing them into a local stream. Students learn about early trout development and anatomy, habitat, water chemistry, life cycles and food.

They also explore larger themes involving streams and aquatic ecosystems, water quality, environmental issues and the impacts humans can have on aquatic resources.

How to Participate

Interested in learning more about the program or bringing TIC into your classroom? Contact:

Trout Unlimited (TU) is the principal sponsor of TIC in Vermont. TU has five chapters statewide and each chapter has designated a TIC liaison you can contacted for information about TIC:
  • Orange and Windsor counties
    Robb Cramer - Greater Upper Valley Trout Unlimited
  • Caledonia, Essex, Lamoille, Orleans, and Washington counties
    Shawn Nailor - Mad Dog Trout Unlimited
  • Bennington and Rutland counties
    Joe Mark - Southwestern Vermont Trout Unlimited
  • Windham County
    Peder Rude - Connecticut River Valley Trout Unlimited
  • Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties
    Bob Wible- Central Vermont Trout Unlimited


boy feeding trout

TIC Application and Policy

Applications are due by November 15 each year.

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