BRISTOL/LINCOLN — Trout in the Classroom (TIC), an environmental education program found in 4,300 schools across the country, is becoming increasingly popular in Vermont. Through TIC, students raise brook trout from eggs before releasing them in a local stream.
In 2012, five Vermont schools had tanks in which trout were being raised. A year later, that number grew to 11. In 2014, 18 schools were engaged in Trout in the Classroom. This year, more than 40 schools, including schools in Bristol and Lincoln — will host trout tanks.