Trout in the Classroom

Trout in the Classroom - Overview

Trout Unlimited’s “Trout in the Classroom” program is a nationwide program designed to connect students with their watersheds.

Students in grades K – 12 raise trout from eggs to fingerlings and then release them into a state-approved cold water stream or lake.

Environmental Literacy Correlations - IconThe Maryland “Trout in the Classroom” program has developed a partnership between the Potomac-Patuxent Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Department of Natural Resources. DNR’s Aquatic Resource Education (ARE) Program has provided background information on several trout species, as well as lesson plans correlated to the Maryland State Curriculum and Environmental Literacy standards. In addition, teachers wishing to take part in the program can apply for an ARE grant to cover the cost of equipment and other expenses.

Trout in the Classroom Curriculum


  • Brook Trout

  • Brown Trout

  • Rainbow Trout

  • Cutthroat Trout

  • Lessons

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    • Indicates that the program is now aligned with Marylandís new Environmental Literacy Standards!


    • Cindy Etgen
      Aquatic Resources Education Section Chief - Chesapeake and Coastal Service
      MD Department of Natural Resources
      580 Taylor Ave., E-2
      Annapolis, MD 21401