This will be a busy time for most VT TIC schools. Some schools are just finishing setting up their tanks. Others are trying to purchase a few remaining supplies. Don't forget that, on Chuck Dinkel's advice, we're recommending that everybody double the use of MicrobeLift Special Blend and Nite-Out II.
And of course, most important is treating your water with NovAqua Plus before your eggs arrive.
Speaking of eggs, with help from Joe Kraus, Kathy Ehlers, Meriel Brooks (more about her later), and Jim Mirenda, this Friday I'll be picking up eggs and food at the Roxbury Fish Culture Station for 11 of southwest Vermont's 13 TIC schools.
I'll hope to provide a report on that outing in a few days.
Joe Mark, Lead Facilitator, Vermont Trout in the Classroom
In June 2012, I retired after 40 years in higher education, having spent the last 32 years of my career as dean at Castleton. One of the first things I volunteered to do in retirement was to work with Jim Mirenda to help the Dorset School, where his kids and my Vermont grandkids attend, start a TIC program. Gradually that commitment grew into my current role, which is both demanding and highly rewarding.