National Trout in the Classroom Quilt Project

Do you or your teachers want to join in the national trout/salmon quilt project?  It’s an opportunity for a class to share their TIC/SIC story with other classes, and to hear back from TIC/SIC students across the country!

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All each class has to do is decorate quilt squares – 8” x 8” pieces of fabric, usually about 25 total – and send them to the other participating schools.  In return, you’ll receive squares from around the country, which you can sew together as seen at http://www.troutintheclassroom.org/tapestry2012.

Note that this year’s theme is SYMBIOSIS.

If you’re interested, sign up via google form by February 3rd. .  Signing up is a commitment to make and send out the ~25 squares.  You’ll have about a month to decorate the squares and write letters to your fellow TIC/SIC classes; squares will be due out to the other schools by March 6th.

Detailed instructions are included in the PDF file attached to this note.  That way, if you wanted to get started early on your craft project, you totally can!  Remember, this year’s theme is SYMBIOSIS.  See the attached file for more information.

A more detailed set of instructions and full mailing list will be sent out by February 8th.  This year we are creating quilts that do not need to be washable.  This expands the types of media you can use on your quilt.  It does not need to be waterproof, but should stand up to many excited students handling the square when they receive it.

To sign up, click here to fill out the form by February 3rd.

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About Ethan Rotman

Ethan Rotman (Bayareatic) manages and coordinates programs that hatch fish in classrooms for the San Francisco Bay Area. He also chairs the committee that manages these programs throughout the state. Ethan has worked with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for over 20 years.
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