Trout in the Classroom (TIC)


What is trout in the classroom?

Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is a conservation-oriented, environmental education program for elementary, middle and high school students. Throughout the school year, students: 

  • 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; and 

  • 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 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. 

Interested in bringing TIC to your classroom?

Colorado Trout Unlimited is hosting the first ever Trout in the Classroom (TIC) Workshop and Training. Join us on Monday, August 12th while we explore exactly what Trout in the Classroom is and how you can bring the program to your educational institution. You will get to hear from teachers who are currently doing the program, about their experience and exactly how they have created a TIC program perfect for their classroom and curricular needs. We will have guests from Colorado Parks and Wildlife to talk to you about hatchery sciences, aquatic animal health, and how to maintain a healthy cold-water ecosystem.  
Current chapter TIC/youth coordinators, current TIC teachers, chapter leadership, or any interested persons are welcome and encouraged to attend!  Contact Bianca McGrath-Martinez at or 720-394-1017 if you have any questions.

TIC Workshop/Training

Date: Monday, August 12
Location: Kassler Center, 11338 Waterton Rd, Littleton, CO 80125
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (time subject to change)
No cost to attend
Agenda will be available shortly

If you have any questions or need more information about the program, please contact Bianca McGrath-Martinez (