Trout in the classroom connects students with their watershed
Trout Unlimited’s environmental education program is a gateway stewardship experience for students. It fosters a new generation of advocates for salmonids and the watersheds in which they live.
Learn how it works
Trout in the Classroom has been in classrooms across the country for more than three decades.
The turnkey program is compatible with diverse curriculums and engages with hundreds-of-thousands of students every year.
“Trout in the Classroom is the most unique and memorable STEM classroom experience available to students.“
Hands-On STEAM Learning All Year
How it Works
Setup Your Aquarium.
Get started building your specialized, coldwater tank in the classroom.
Learn how to setup →
Witness the Salmonid Lifecycle.
The amazing transformation of eggs, alevin, and fingerlings happens right before students’ eyes.
Learn about salmonid life stages →
Maintain a Healthy Ecosystem.
Students learn about the nitrogen cycle and water chemistry and care for trout.
Learn about aquarium maintenance →
Connect with Your Watershed.
Find lessons & activities that will help connect students with their local stream.
Browse all lessons →
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Customize Your Curriculum
Find Lesson Plans That Fit Your Curriculum
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A Turnkey Program for Public & Private Schools
Find Local Support & Funding
Connect with groups and agencies that can help with your program startup.
Join the Community
Our national network of teachers and volunteers collaborate online and in person.
Create Your Freshwater Ecosystem
Setup a specialized aquarium in the classroom.
Engage Students in Hands-on Learning
Students explore as stewards and scientists daily.
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Partnerships & Funding
Partner Up with Trout in the Classroom
Partnerships are at the core of the success of S/TIC. A variety of opportunities exist between other non-profits, agencies, private businesses and individuals to make the program happen. A program may need your support near your watershed!