Trout in the Classroom 2017/18 Year

On November 9th, Feather River Trout Unlimited hosted a teacher training for our program, Trout in the Classroom (TIC). The California Department of Fish and Wildlife came from Rancho Cordova for our half day workshop to train 13 new teachers for our program. They learned about healthy water habitats, invasive species and how to maintain an aquatic habitat in their classrooms.
We had tribal members Reina Rogers and Lorena Gorbet from the Round House Council introducing Maidu Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Their addition to our program further enhances our ideas on sustainability and place based learning. Reina and Lorena will be going into classrooms throughout the year introducing topics like acorn mashing, song, projects and forest walks in addition to our members who will be doing activities such as fish art, fly tying and fly fishing.
With our newly trained teachers, we have 17 teachers with an anticipated reach of 425 people for the 2017/18 school year. Our teachers represent various school districts and charter schools throughout Plumas, Sierra and Lassen counties. Thank you, teachers!