Headwaters Youth Education Initiative - Projects and Programs

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

Bulk Youth Memberships Form - contact Tara Granke<tgranke@tu.org> or Franklin Tate <ftate@tu.org> to purchase bulk Stream Explorer (under 12) or TU Teen (12+) memberships. In order to qualify for bulk memberships, you must purchase 6+ at $8 each. This is a great  tool to get youth on your roster and connected to your chapter events.

Buy or Renew a Youth Membership
Click on the links at the top of the Headwaters Page.

One-TU Youth Education Report (2013)
A comprehensive description of all the types of youth education and outreach activities done by TU chapters, councils, and staff across the country.

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.

Chapter and Council Guide to Working with TU Costa 5 Rivers College Clubs
This comprehensive guide covers everything your chapter or council will need to know to help start and engage with new and existing TU Costa 5 Rivers College 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 Website
Offers kids a chance to learn about wild fish and the natural world

Order Stream Explorers Magazines for your youth events from TU's Event Printshop on Ticketprinting.com

Youth Education Training Webinars by TU staff (click for list of all trainings)
A link to TU's recorded online trainings including:

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

Service Learning

Darek Staab, staff in Bend, OR,  gives a presentation about service learning with youth. 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

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