Taking Trout in the Classroom (TIC) Virtual

When many schools are doing virtual learning, how can we still engage the students in the TIC Program? We take it virtual! Learn how the partnership between Maryland Trout Unlimited (MDTU) and Irvine Nature Center was able to create a virtual learning platform to continue to bring trout into the classrooms of schools who were unable to have physical tanks this school year. We will discuss the TIC program and why trout are an indicator species; the ways we pivoted to provide educational materials to teachers via videos; up-to-date water testing data charts, the new PolyPonics probe system, and even live video of the eggs and fish at Irvine.

Speakers: Jenna Krebs, Manager of Animal Care and School Programming/Naturalist at Irvine Nature Center and Tom Giannaccini, TIC Volunteer, Central Maryland.

For more workshops please check out the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Professional Development page.

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