Trout-N-About 5.5K is a Fundraising Splash

Forty-nine runners (and one dog) turned out for the first annual Trout-N-About 5.5K in southern Virginia on May 10. The event was organized by the Dan River Basin Association as a fundraiser for the region’s Trout in the Classroom program. DRBA coordinates 42 TIC tanks in southe
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Dominion continues support of Trout in the Classroom

Each year, thousands of students in Virginia raise trout and learn about the importance of cold, clean water through the Trout in the Classroom program. One of the program’s biggest supporters for several years has been Dominion Power, through grants to the Virginia Council of Trout U
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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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Stream survey reveals TIC brookies thriving in Wildcat Hollow

In April, we wrote about how local TU chapters, TU National, and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) were seeing potential for brook trout restoration in Wildcat Hollow, located in the Thompson Wildlife Management Area in northern Fauquier County. The stream ha
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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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Hundreds of students release brook trout at Riverfest

The only thing  cooler than the 50-degree South River in downtown Waynesboro this past Saturday was the sight of hundreds of students, teachers, and parents releasing buckets of brook trout fingerlings that they had raised from eggs through the Trout in the Classroom program. The rele
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Wildcat Hollow showing potential for brook trout restoration

The Northern Virginia and Rapidan Chapters of TU are teaming up with TU National and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to improve habitat for brook trout in Wildcat Hollow this spring. Wildcat Hollow is part of the Thompson Wildlife Management Area, which encompasse
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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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