The CFFCM is proud to work with 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 and come to understand ecosystems.
Most programs end the year by releasing their trout in a state-approved stream near the school or within a nearby watershed.
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 Willowemeoc provides a rich environment for releasing these trout. With staff and volunteers, the Center provides another level of on-hands education to compliment what the students have learned in the classroom. Through bug collection and identification, the students can determine the health of the Willowemoc. This process helps the students further understand the importance of water quality, clean water and how pollution can affect our environment.