Recommended Equipment for Trout in the Classroom
The following is a list of recommended equipment for schools interested in starting a Trout in the Classroom program in New Jersey.
The following is a list of recommended equipment for schools interested in starting a Trout in the Classroom program in New Jersey. Initial equipment set up cost will be around $1,200.00, but after that the cost of the program will be about $100.00 per year. This start up money includes the price of a tank, stand and hood with lights, which are not part of the TIC kit #1. Tank, metal stand, and a hood with lights must be purchased from a local pet store or someplace like Carolina Biological. Wood stands are not recommended due to high condensation levels with the tank.
It is recommended that you try and get the money approved through the school budget. Another good source of funding is the PTO/PTA or local environmentally conscience organizations, such as Trout Unlimited or soil conservation districts.
Please note that if all items on these lists are broken down by price per item, the amount far exceeds the total for the program. These kits are discounted for the Trout in the Classroom program by about 30% of the retail price of the equipment.