Trout in the Classroom

 What is Trout in the Classroom?

Trout (or Salmon) in the Classroom (TIC or SIC) offers students of all ages a chance to raise Salmonids in a classroom setting and then release them into a nearby stream or river. Caring for the fish fosters a conservation ethic in the students, and the act of walking to a streambank and directly releasing the fingerlings into the water makes a concrete connection between caring for the fish and caring for the water.

Trout Unlimited is just one of many organizations facilitating this program acrossthe country. A mix of NGO and government agency support brings this environmental education program into schools in around 35 states. Over 5,000 classrooms participate annually.

At the present time we have nine school involved in our area of operations...  

Holland High School 
Randolph Academy in Hamburg 
Lackawanna Middle School
Riverside Academy High School in Buffalo
Maryvale Middle School 
Newfane High School in Niagara County and 
St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster. 

 New to the program this year is Bolivar-Richburg Elementary in Richburg in Allegany County. Continuing programs who are new to us (because of the close of the Red House Brook chapter) are Sinclairville Elementary in the Cassadaga Valley school system and Falconer High School (both in Chautauqua County. We already have firm commitments for next year from Franklinville, Olean, and Salamanca in Cattaraugus County, and interest from two other schools.

Visit for more information about the program or Email Chuck Godfrey at to get involved locally!