Montana Trout Unlimited launches home education tool
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: April 14, 2020

Struggling to find lesson plans for the kids during lockdown? Montana Trout Unlimited has launched the River Life Home Education Program to teach students about fish!

The group wrote on its website:

“At Montana Trout Unlimited, we know how important the next generation of river stewards is to the future of conservation and sound angling ethics. That’s why for many years we’ve offered the Youth Fly Fishing and Conservation Camp each summer. We also know that with the reality of COVID-19, many people are home schooling their children and summer plans are uncertain for all of us. That’s why we created a crash-course for parents and kids in stream biology and ecology. Divided into 5 modules focused on different pieces of the river ecology mosaic, we’ve gathered lesson plans, fun handouts and activities you can download to do together, while creating fresh new video content to support your learning progress available on our YouTube page. Many of the materials here were developed by Phil Genova for First Cast: Teaching Kids to Fly Fish and have been used in TU’s Cold Water Conservation Education Guide and youth camps for years.

We also want you to share your experiences with us and other families. Tag us in your posts on Facebook and Instagram and use the hashtag #mturiverlife. We’ll send the best submissions some cool TU gear for sharing.

Check out our program below! We’ll update the lesson plan as we progress each week. New posts will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays.” 

Check it out here.