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Trout in the Classroom

Trout in the Classroom is an opportunity to engage students in hands-on STEM activities, exposing them to their natural environment and conservation careers.

What is Trout in the Classroom?

Trout in the Classroom (TIC) introduces students to the concepts of ecology, population biology, water quality, fish anatomy and conservation. During a TIC program, teachers and students raise trout from eggs to fingerling in their classroom. Trout Unlimited and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department work with educators to provide them with trout eggs, curriculum, and support. The curriculum is designed to meet Wyoming science education standards and provide students with STEM experience. TIC is ideal for students in 5th to 8th grade. During this program, Wyoming students will:


  • Monitor tank water quality and learn about water systems
  • Learn about fish biology and physiology
  • Grow an appreciation for aquatic habitats and learn about ecosystems
  • Develop conservation ethics


Each teacher can tailor the program to fit their curriculum needs. Trout Unlimited provides a set of interdisciplinary lesson plans that can be used to fit a variety of learning standards and learning styles.

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Kids working on TIC tank

Wyoming TIC Handbook

The Wyoming Handbook is a guide to TIC in Wyoming. It was developed in collaboration with Trout Unlimited.

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Trout in the Classroom Website

Trout Unlimited's Trout in the Classroom website provides guides and lesson plans for teachers.

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TIC Interest Form

If you want to learn more about how your school can get involved and receive equipment grants, please complete the interest form.

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In Wyoming, Trout in the Classroom is a collaboration between Trout Unlimited, the Wyoming Council of Trout Unlimited and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. National Trout Unlimited provides technical expertise, Wyoming TU Council supports equipment funding, and local TU chapter leaders/volunteers will participate in conservation presentations to TIC students.