Headwaters Youth Education Initiative – Projects and Programs

A comprehensive description of all the types of youth education and outreach activities done by TU chapters, councils, and staff across the country.

TU Guidelines for Working with Youth
Guide for protecting youth from Sexual Abuse, release forms, and insurance.

TU Costa Five Rivers Guide
This packet was created for use and adaptation by colleges, universities, and Trout Unlimited chapters as a guide to forming and managing TU-affiliated college fly fishing clubs.

Planning Meaningful Youth Education Events
A short, but thought-provoking guide to planning any type of youth education event.

Trout in the Classroom
Teach school children about water quality, aquatic life, and other environmental issues

Stream Explorers Youth Membership
Offers kids a chance to learn about wild fish and the natural world

Adopt-a-Trout

The Adopt‐A‐Trout Program is a place‐based educational and inspirational experience for elementary and middle school students. As part of the program, students use radio telemetry equipment to track trout in local aquatic systems and learn about the underwater life of trout. This is completed in through a multi‐faceted classroom and field‐based learning approach that engages multiple learning styles and gets kids out on the land and in our rivers and streams having fun!

 

Boy Scout Fly Fishing Merit Badge Program
Work with Scouts to help influence the ethics and practices of young fly fishermen

Youth Education Training Webinars by TU staff
A link to TU’s recorded online trainings including “How to Plan a Youth Event from Start to Finish” and “What Does a Youth Education Coordinator Do?” plus others.

Service Learning

Darek Staab, staff in Bend, OR, recently gave a presentation about service learning. You can hear what he has to say about its advantages, learn from the types of service-learning work he’s doing, and start thinking about incorporating service learning into your own projects.

Connecting Education with Restoration Projects – December 8, 2009
Presenter: Darek Staab