There’s so much to learn from raising trout

Trout in the Classroom Program

Discover Cayuga Lake coordinates a network of 20 schools, participating in the “Finger Lakes Trout in the Classroom” Program. From October through May, students throughout Tompkins and surrounding counties are raising trout, with our help, right in their classrooms!

In the spring, classes take field trips to local streams to release their trout fingerlings. Just as they have learned to care for their trout, we hope they will continue to care for their newly adopted streams.

Knowing that these cruises support the educational programs of Discover Cayuga Lake/ Floatingclassroom, gives one the added satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of students who participate in its programs. So come on out and book a tour!

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Trout in the Classroom


If you are interested in having your school or classroom participate in Trout in the Classroom, please contact us for more information. There is a fee for this program, but financial assistance via our Cayuga Lake Community Fund is available. Discover Cayuga Lake is a regional BOCES Consultant/Contractor.

We are always looking for classroom mentors for the Trout in the Classroom program. Whether you are an avid trout fisher, or just love the outdoors and kids, mentoring at school near your home is a great way to get involved. Contact us for more information.


– Academic Enrichment: To provide a platform for hands-on learning that can further engage students in science, math, ELA, fine arts and the outdoors!

– Sustainability: To equip new generations with skills and knowledge that will ensure healthy waterways and robust populations of native trout in the future.


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