Virginia TU announces grant opportunities for 5 Rivers Clubs

The Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited (VCTU) is offering small grants of up to $500 for qualifying 5 Rivers Clubs at Virginia colleges and university. The 5 Rivers Program promotes TU’s mission on college and university campuses around the country. Clubs are formed in partnership wi
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JMU to host Mountain Stream Symposium II this month

James Madison University in Harrisonburg will be hosting  a one-day symposium later this month titled, “Mountain Stream Symposium II: Continuing Challenges for Critical Ecosystems,” with the goal of highlighting emerging research and management that provide opportunities f
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Mary Baldwin College hosts Trout in the Classroom course

Fourteen educators completed an intensive Trout in the Classroom course at Mary Baldwin College the week of July 29. The course, which is taught every other year, provides strategies for helping teachers to implement TIC in their respective classrooms. The course offers both classroom
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National program brings fly fishing to Virginia’s schools

The National Fishing in Schools Program (NFSP) held a teacher certification session at James Madison University on July 14. NFSP is a nationwide, in-school program that teaches fly fishing to students in middle schools and high schools. NFSP educates students about fish, insects, aqua
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TIC teacher wins 2013 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators

A teacher from Wildwood Middle School in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., is one of 11 recipients of the 2013 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators for her work with Trout in the Classroom in partnership with the Winchester Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Carolyn Thomas sta
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VCTU and DGIF hire new state coordinator for Trout in the Classroom

Chuck Hoysa, of Warrenton, has accepted appointment as the position of state-wide coordinator of Trout-in-the-Classroom (TIC), the joint partnership of Trout Unlimited and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF). The TIC program involves school children raising trout and re
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Virginia Trout in the Classroom passes 200-school milestone

This fall Trout in the Classroom (TIC) in Virginia reached a milestone. From Fairfax to Wise and from Winchester to Chesapeake, more than 200 classrooms are participating in the program started by Martinsville orthodontist David Jones in 2004. “Every year thousands of students from mi
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