Pennsylvania Trout In the Classroom (TIC) is an interdisciplinary program in which students in grades 3-12 learn about coldwater conservation while raising brook trout from eggs to fingerlings in a classroom aquarium. During the year each teacher tailors the program to fit his or her curricular needs. Therefore, each program is unique. TIC has applications in environment and ecology, science, mathematics, social studies, language and fine arts, and physical education. All classrooms end the year by releasing their trout into a state-approved waterway.
Start up Grant includes:
- Each TIC set-up costs approximately $1,000. A Start-up grant provides $500 to each grantee with the requirement that the grantee provides PATU with a $350 cash match and purchases their own 55 gallon aquarium and lid.
- The Start-up grant and cash match ($350) are used by PATU to purchase all the equipment necessary for a TIC set-up (excluding the aquarium and lid), which is mailed directly to the school, from www.thatfishplace.com.
- The $350 cash match and aquarium can be acquired through grants, community fundraising, and/or personal donations.
An Existing Grant is available for classrooms continuing the program.
Deadline: February 24, 2012
What a cool hands on learning opportunity!
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