2018 Trout in the Classroom Participating Schools

We currently have 64 returning schools (green dots) and 33 new schools (pink dots) across the state of Nebraska participating in the 2018-2019 Trout in the Classroom program!

New ProjectGoogle Map of Participating Schools



Trout in the Classroom Workshops

We have set dates for our upcoming workshops. We ask that new program participants attend one of the workshops. Returning participants are not required to attend a workshop, but are welcome to attend if they wish. The workshop dates will be:

Lincoln: October 19th 1-5 pm at the Outdoor Education Center
Ainsworth: October 26th 8:30 am-12:30 pm at ESU17
Norfolk: November 2nd 12:30-4:30 pm at the Lifelong Learning Center
Kearney: November 9th 12:00-4:00 pm at ESU10

If you are planning on attending, please let us know which location and date you plan on attending.


Returning schools: We have 66 schools returning to the Trout in the Classroom program. Welcome back! I will be contacting you all soon about important dates and other information related to Trout in the Classroom.

New Schools: We have had about 20 new schools apply to join our program for the upcoming year. We are excited to welcome them onboard! We would love to have about 34 new schools join us, so we still have room for more schools to apply. If you are interested in joining the program or know any teachers who you think would be interested please direct them to apply for the program at:
http://outdoornebraska.gov/troutintheclassroom/.  New schools may also apply for scholarships to assist with equipment purchases:

The application and scholarship deadline for the 2018-2019 academic year is August 24, 2018.


Kate's PictureHello! I would like to introduce myself. My name is Kate Sydik. I am the new Trout in the Classroom coordinator. I am super excited to join the program and work with new and returning schools this upcoming year! A little bit about myself – I have a bachelors degree in environmental studies (natural resources management), a masters degree in textile design and a PhD in educational psychology. I love the outdoors and everything related to nature. I also love working with and teaching children. I grew up on a farm outside Nebraska City but now live in Lincoln with my husband, our three children and cat. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at katherine.sydik@nebraska.gov I am looking forward to a great year!