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Registration is open for the 2018-19 school year.

There is no time like the present to get started in Trout in the Classroom. Teachers must have their equipment ordered and set up and be registered with the program by September 10 of the year in which they wish to participate. This enables the tank to develop a healthy trout habitat and be ready to receive eyed eggs in October.

In order to register for the upcoming school year, please fill in the Participation Form:
Participation Form (pdf, 95kb)

Please note that this should only be filled in and submitted if you have your equipment and are set up and ready to go for the fall.

In order to complete the last page of the Participation Form, you will need to reference the following spreadsheet:
Release Locations (pdf, 40kb)

Trout may only be released in the waters on the spreadsheet. These waters are chosen by our biologists because they meet the year-round habitat requirements of trout. By obtaining a stocking permit, we can accurately track where our Trout in the Classroom fish are released as well.


Step 1. Learn more about NJ TIC

Step 2. Secure funding

  • Funding can be obtained through grants, organizations, PTO/PTAs, foundations, etc.
  • Initial funding will cost approximately $1,000 - $1,200.00.
  • Yearly funding will cost approximately $100.00.

    Step 3. Order equipment

  • Make sure all of your equipment will be at your school and set up by September 10, so that you are ready to begin the program.
      o The earlier you order the better, since some items may be on back order and may not come in on time.
      o We ask that you do this first, because the fish eggs are not limited.

    Step 4. Register for the program:

  • Complete and submit the Participation Form (pdf, 95kb)
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