Vermont Trout in the Classroom

Vermont Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is part of a nation-wide environmental education program in which students raise brook trout from eggs before releasing them in a state-approved stream. Trout Unlimited (TU) sponsors TIC in Vermont and the state’s five TU chapters provide volunteers to each participating classroom.

Joe Mark, a board member of the Southwestern Vermont Chapter, serves as the coordinator for TIC in the state of Vermont. The program is active in more than 85 Vermont schools and always looking for more classrooms that would like to participate, as well as donors who would like to sponsor equipment purchases.

Please visit the Vermont Trout in the Classroom website for more information or contact Joe Mark, Lead Facilitator, at or 802-236-3816.

Participating Schools in the Southwestern Vermont region

  • Benson Village School
  • Castleton Village School
  • Clarendon Elementary School
  • Currier Memorial School (new in 2017)
  • Dorset School
  • Fair Haven Grade School
  • Fisher Elementary School
  • Ludlow Elementary School
  • Manchester Elem. & Mid. School
  • Middletown Springs School
  • Mill River Union High School
  • Mt. Anthony Union Middle School (new in 2017)
  • Mount Holly School
  • Orwell Village School (new in 2017)
  • Poultney Elementary School
  • Poultney High School
  • Pownal Elementary School
  • Proctor Elementary School
  • Rutland High School
  • Rutland Intermediate School (new in 2017)
  • Rutland Town School
  • Shaftsbury Elementary School
  • Shrewsbury Mountain School
  • Village School of North Bennington (new in 2017)
  • Wallingford Elementary School
  • West Rutland School

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