Education

Trout in the Classroom

We offer TU’s highly regarded Trout in the Classroom program to area Schools. This program includes raising trout eggs from a state hatchery in an aquarium with a cold water circulator and filter system.

  • Raise trout from eggs to fry
  • Monitor tank water quality
  • Engage in stream habitat study
  • Foster a conservation ethic
  • Understand ecosystems

When they are old enough and the stream temperature is within a few degrees of the tank temperature they are released into a nearby locally approved stream or watershed. Teachers tailor the program to fit their curriculum needs which can include interdisciplinary applications in science, social studies, mathematics, fine arts, and physical education.

TIC programs have been in place across the country for over 20 years, the results of numerous collaborations between teachers, volunteers, government agencies, local organizations including Trout Unlimited.

For more information visit http://www.troutintheclassroom.com

Fly Tying and Entomology

We hold monthly fly tying gatherings that offer the additional benefit of studying the lifecycle of a particular insect, and then tying flies to match the stages.  Participants are emailed the recipe in time to collect their materials for the evening.  If you would rather just get together and tie socially, that is just fine, too.

These fly tying gatherings are held the first Thursday of each month at Joshua’s Restaurant, 123 Maine Street, in Brunswick from 6:00 to 8:00pm.  Head upstairs!