Pennsylvania's statewide TIC program is made possible through a unique partnership between Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited (PATU) and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). This partnership provides curriculum resources, workshops for teachers and program partners, technical support, brook trout eggs and food, and grants.
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Trout Release, 2014
Sixth grade students as Harrison Middle School raised hundreds of brook trout in their classrooms. The students received the fish eggs back in November and watched them grow and flourish. They bid the brook trout a final farewell on the mornings of April 24 and 25 as they released them into Peter's Creek with cheers and chants of, "We are....Brook Trout!"
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The remainder of the day was spent at the Wingfield Pines conservation area where the Outdoor Classroom in Upper St. Clair is located. Students hiked along trails looking for signs of wildlife and used hand shovels to dig some holes in order to identify some of the differences in soil that they have been learning about in Science class.
Students laughed and learned (and a few screamed) while discovering various worms, bugs and birds. It was a fantastic day for all involved!