Trout In the Classrom (TIC) provides students from K-12 a perspective of our environment by raising trout from eggs. The teacher adapts the program to complement classes in science, social studies, and mathematics.
Students learn about the environment by monitoring water quality, studying stream habitat, and increase awareness of water resources. The school year ends by releasing trout in a nearby watershed or a state-approved stream.
Fred S. Burroughs North Jersey TU Chapter sponsors or form partnerships with schools in our area. Members volunteer by monitoring the programs and offer advice.
To learn more, visit TIC website by clicking here
Another great TIC season is just before us and our chapter volunteers again will be delivering brook trout eggs to the schools this October 16. Of the 18 schools that participated in last year’s TIC program, 3 will not participate this year (Sandshore School, Budd Lake, Tinc Road School, Flanders, and Stanhope School, Standhope). The reasons for not participating varied, but they included class room changes, lack of running water in the classroom, and alike. On the other hand, we were able to welcome four new schools to the program. They are Green Hills School in Greendell, John Hill School in Boonton, Maple Road School in West Milford and High Point Regional High School in Sussex. This brings the total schools under the auspices of the FSB TU Chapter to 19.
Egg Delivery Day has been established as October 16, and eight FSB volunteers will meet early in the morning at the Pequest Trout Hatchery to receive the fertilized eggs for distribution to the TIC schools.
Many thanks to all who are able to give their time and effort in exchange for a truly rewarding experience.
High Point Regional High School
Byram Intermediate School
Walnut Ridge Primary School
Sussex County Charter School for Technology
Glen Meadow Middle School
Green Hills School
Fredon Township School
John Hill School
Sparta Middle School
Sussex Middle School
Mt. Arlington Public Schools
Indian Hills H.S.
Macopin Middle School
Vernon High School
Maple Road School
Sparta Middle School
Jefferson Twp. MS
A little over three months have passed, since 18
|Deborah Deangelis||Allamuchy Township School||Allamuchy|
|Dawn Boyer||Byram Intermediate School||Byram||Darren Rist|
|Rob Henry (2 Tanks)||Glen Meadow Middle School||Vernon||Willi Huber|
|JoAnn Ostrowski||Helen Morgan School||Sparta||Brian Cowden|
|Mary Burns||Hopatcong H.S.||Hopatcong||John Nordstedt|
|Mike Michels||Indian Hills H.S.||Oakland||Ken/Lois McDonald|
|Wendy Towers||Jefferson Twp. MS||Oak Ridge||Ken/Lois McDonald|
|Jeanne Rennals||Macopin School||W. Milford||Ken/Lois McDonald|
|Michael Malakuskie||Mt. Arlington Public Sch.||Mt. Arlington||John Nordstedt|
|Madelyn Santiago||North Dover Elementary Sch.||Dover||John Nordstedt|
|Dave Misener||Sandshore School||Budd Lake||Darren Rist|
|Marilyn Steneken||Sparta Middle School||Sparta||Brian Cowden|
|Scott Kindler||Sparta Middle School||Sparta||Brian Cowden|
|Courtney Pipher||Stanhope School||Stanhope||Darren Rist|
|Sheri McMahon||Stillwater Elementary||Stillwater||Glen Zeeck|
|John Domaracki||Sussex Cty Charter||Sparta||Brian Cowden|
|Kelly Howell||Sussex Middle School||Sussex||Willi Huber|
|Suzanne Murphy||Tinc Road School||Flanders||Darren Rist|
|Denise Doherty||Walnut Ridge Primary Sch.||Vernon||Willi Huber|
Good morning, Directors
The youth staff recently surveyed 55 TU teen members, all of whom had attended one of TU's summer fly fishing and conservation camps. We did this survey to get a better idea of how to build a teen membership level that will exist between the younger Stream Explorers and the regular
Attached is a copy of the survey results. Survey #1 was given to a control group of 9 youth who volunteered to take the survey and provide feedback on it. Survey #2 was taken by 44 additional teens once we had the bugs out of the survey.
If a question was open-ended and required some writing on the part of the teen, all of those written comments show up toward the back part of the results. That is, if an answer does not have a blue bar or some percentages under it, then you will find the responses tabulated later on in the document. Be sure to scroll all the way to the end of the documents.
You all will no doubt find these answers interesting, especially as they show that the summer camps are playing a HUGE role in getting teens involved with TU. These surveys also demonstrate that the campers intend to stay involved with TU for the duration.
A big congrats to all of you for creating the next generation of TU!
Let me know if you have questions or need help decipering the results.
Director of the Headwaters Youth Program
34 Wall Street, Suite 804
Asheville, NC 28801
|Allamuchy Township School||Allamuchy|
|Byram Intermediate School||Byram|
|Glen Meadow Middle School||Vernon|
|Helen Morgan School||Sparta|
|Indian Hills H.S.||Oakland|
|Jefferson Twp. MS||Oak Ridge|
|Macopin School||W. Milford|
|Mt. Arlington Public Sch.||Mt. Arlington|
|North Dover Elementary Sch.||Dover|
|Sandshore School||Budd Lake|
|Sparta Middle School||Sparta|
|Sparta Middle School||Sparta|
|Sussex Cty Charter||Sparta|
|Sussex Middle School||Sussex|
|Tinc Road School||Flanders|
|Walnut Ridge Primary Sch.||Vernon|