Trout In the Classroom


Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is a science-based program that teaches children about the importance of coldwater conservation through a hands-on approach to learning. Through the process of raising trout from eggs provided by the Pequest Trout Hatchery to fingerling size for release, students learn about the importance of clean, cold water, not only for the trout they are raising, but also for the other organisms, including people.


The TIC program is cross-curricular and can encompass many subject areas such as science, math, art, language arts, reading, technology, music and more. While the activities associated with the program are geared towards middle school aged students, schools from Kindergarten through college levels are using the same materials.


So join the program that is currently reaching over 40,000 students a year, connecting urban, suburban and rural students in a discovery of the importance of clean water - for insects, for trout, for people - clean water is needed by everyone!


This program is supported through a partnership between Trout Unlimited and the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife.


For questions please contact TIC State Coordinator Jessica Griglak at


For more information on NJ TIC, please go to their website:


Ridge and Valley Trout Unlimited is proud to participate in NJ's Trout in the Classroom program. Part of what we do includes transporting eggs from the Pequest Trout Hatchery to the schools in the fall, participating in education sessions with the students, and helping the students release the young adult trout into the wild. We currently support the 4 schools listed below. Each school receives about 350 - 450 fertilized eggs each year. We are open to supporting more local schools.


  1. Knowlton Township Elementary School
  2. Liberty Elementary School
  3. Allamuchy Township School
  4. Ridge and Valley Charter School