As previously announced, the MN State Legislature, in an 11th-hour move, rejected a funding request for the MNTU Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program, an award-winning science education program that teaches students in over sixty (60) Minnesota K-12 schools about coldwater conservation.
After we learned of the cancellation of TIC funding, all of MNTU statewide chapters, together with the State Council, pledged enough money to keep the program going at a basic level for another year, and agreed that we will work together in the coming year to find more sustainable, long-term support. Rumor has it that Minnesota has the 3rd-largest TIC program in the country, only behind California and New York.
In order to boost support across Minnesota for MNTU Education Program Supervisor, Amber Taylor, we are looking at developing a field support effort for the enrolled schools, which for this coming year is approximately 70 K-12 schools. This field support would be achieved by MNTU Chapter volunteers supporting 1 to 5 schools in each of the volunteer’s local community.
MNTU Chapter volunteers who are interested would, for their assigned schools:
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