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Trout in the Classroom

Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is a supplementary educational activity supported by the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife. Teachers using the program provide a unique experience for their students and effectively teach lessons in a variety of disciplines.

The Division of Fish and Wildlife supplies brook trout eggs from the Pequest Trout Hatchery at no charge to teachers who want to raise trout in their classrooms. Members of the conservation group Trout Unlimited (TU) in New Jersey have pledged to support this program through their chapters. This program is a partnership between TU, teachers, and the Division of Fish & Wildlife.

For full details and related links go to the Division of Fish & Wildlife's Trout in the Classroom webpage.

  • Eggs are delivered in October, and during the course of the school year, students can observe the trout rearing process that culminates in stocking their brook trout into approved streams

  • To get started with Trout in the Classroom, download the Trout in the Classroom Activity Guide, developed by New York State and modified for use in New Jersey

  • Trout in the Classroom Activity Guide (pdf, 420kb)

  • Trout in the Classroom Equipment List (pdf, 20kb)
Target Audience(s)
Middle and high school teachers

Fish & Wildlife Logo Additional Information
NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife
Pequest Trout Hatchery & Natural Resource Ed. Ctr.
605 Pequest Rd.
Oxford, NJ 07863
NJ Trout in the Classroom Homepage