Minnesota Trout Unlimited’s outreach and education programs directly connect youth and families with their local watersheds throughout the state. As an essential component of our mission, these programs engage people of all ages with the natural world through hands-on learning experiences that provide them with a deeper understanding of Minnesota’s aquatic ecosystems and their roles as environmental stewards our treasured waters. See below for more information about these fantastic programs.

Trout in the Classroom: MNTIC is a school-based program that provides consistent opportunities for students to connect with their natural environment through field days and classroom activities while caring for their own trout, from eggs to fingerlings. Students learn about watershed ecology and clean water, fish biology and fishing skills, and natural resource conservation. The school year culminates with a field trip to release their trout into the wild.. Learn more.

Fishing Skills Programs: Minnesota Trout Unlimited is excited to offer Youth and Family Fishing Programs in partnership with parks and recreation departments throughout the Twin Cities metro area. We would like to invite MNTU members, Trout in the Classroom teachers and students, and their families to join us for a few hours of fun, learning, and meeting other anglers. Both spin and fly fishing programs will be open to the public and will cover all the basics: how to set up a rod, cast like a pro, and take fish off your hook.

Mentorship Program: This program is intended to be a simple person-to-person network, directly connecting youth to mentors.  Mentors and mentees can arrange their own location, dates and times throughout the fishing season.  Learn more.

Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo: MNTU operates the largest fly fishing expo in the region with the goals of bringing the community together, creating resource advocates and providing educational programs on fly fishing. Learn more.