Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is an environmental education program in which students in grades k-12:

  • raise trout from eggs to fry
  • monitor tank water quality
  • engage in stream habitat study
  • learn to appreciate water resources
  • begin to foster a conservation ethic
  • grow to understand ecosystems


During the year each teacher tailors the program to fit his or her curricular needs. Therefore, each program is unique. TIC has interdisciplinary applications in science, social studies, mathematics, language arts, fine arts, and physical education. The program ends the year by releasing trout in Chattahoochee River.


Upper Chattahoochee Trout Unlimited currently sponsors Trout in the Classroom programs at seven schools in the metro Atlanta area. For more information about Trout-in-the-Classroom, contact and


For photos from releases in 2018 see TIC 2018 and the Photo Gallery and also click on the WSB news story.