Headwaters Youth Education Initiative - Projects and Programs

Helpful Youth Resources

TU Guidelines for Working with Youth
Guide for protecting youth from Sexual Abuse, release forms, and insurance.

Bulk Youth Memberships Form - contact Tara Granke<tgranke@tu.org> or Franklin Tate <ftate@tu.org> to purchase bulk Stream Explorer (under 12) or TU Teen (12+) memberships. In order to qualify for bulk memberships, you must purchase 6+ at $8 each. This is a great  tool to get youth on your roster and connected to your chapter events.

Order Stream Explorers Magazines for your youth events from TU's Event Printshop on Ticketprinting.com

Buy or Renew a Youth Membership

Planning Meaningful Youth Education Events
A short, but thought-provoking guide to planning any type of youth education event.

One-TU Youth Education Report (2013)
A comprehensive description of all the types of youth education and outreach activities done by TU chapters, councils, and staff across the country.

Headwaters Program Resources

TU Costa Five Rivers Guide
This packet was created for use and adaptation by colleges, universities, and Trout Unlimited chapters as a guide to forming and managing TU-affiliated college fly fishing clubs.

Chapter and Council Guide to Working with TU Costa 5 Rivers College Clubs
This comprehensive guide covers everything your chapter or council will need to know to help start and engage with new and existing TU Costa 5 Rivers College Clubs. 

STREAM Girls - Girl Scouts program
Everything you need to get started is at www.tu.org/streamgirls 

Trout in the Classroom
Teach school children about water quality, aquatic life, and other environmental issues

Stream Explorers Website
Offers kids a chance to learn about wild fish and the natural world

The Adopt‐A‐Trout Program is a place‐based educational and inspirational experience for elementary and middle school students. As part of the program, students use radio telemetry equipment to track trout in local aquatic systems and learn about the underwater life of trout. This is completed in through a multi‐faceted classroom and field‐based learning approach that engages multiple learning styles and gets kids out on the land and in our rivers and streams having fun!

Boy Scout Fly Fishing Merit Badge Program
Work with Scouts to help influence the ethics and practices of young fly fishermen


www.tu.org/training  - for upcoming trainings.

Pre-recorded Youth ProgramTrainingsYouth Education Training Webinars by TU staff (click for list of all trainings)

A link to TU's recorded online trainings including:


Service Learning

Darek Staab, staff in Bend, OR,  gives a presentation about service learning with youth. You can hear what he has to say about its advantages, learn from the types of service-learning work he's doing, and start thinking about incorporating service learning into your own projects.

Connecting Education with Restoration Projects – December 8, 2009
Presenter: Darek Staab

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