Trout In Georgia Classrooms

GON Outdoor Kids May 2020

Tim Small | April 30, 2020

Students from The Main Street Academy in College Park released 140 rainbow trout into the Chattahoochee River.

Before the coronavirus hit, students from the seventh grade science class at The Main Street Academy in College Park and volunteers from the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited released 140 very large and healthy rainbow trout into the Chattahoochee River at Jones Bridge Park in Fulton County. This is the first year the school has participated in the Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program.

TIC is an environmental education program in which students raise trout from eggs to fingerling-size fish. As part of the process, students monitor tank water quality, engage in stream habitat study, learn to appreciate water resources, begin to foster a conservation ethic and grow to understand ecosystems.

Georgia Chapters that participate in TIC include: Cohutta Chapter (Rodney Tumlin); Middle Georgia Chapter (President Will Mohr); Oconee River Chapter (Interim President John McGarity); Tailwater Chapter (Bill Egeland); Upper Chattahoochee Chapter (Jim Byrd); Georgia Foothills Chapter (Ron Thomas); and Rabun Chapter (Jerry McFalls).

For more information on Trout in the Classroom, go to the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited website at

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