Education and Outreach

Trout in the Classroom


HFF enhances watershed education in local schools with the Trout in the Henry's Fork program, modeled after the Trout in the Classroom curriculum and tailored to the local watershed. Fifth graders learn appreciation for the life cycle of wild rainbow trout by raising their own--from egg to fingerling--in their classroom. By combining our current scientific projects with the fifth grade curriculum, we get kids excited about science and the Henry's Fork.

Trout in the Henry's Fork is part of the Trout in the Classroom program housed by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game at Ashton Elementary. 

For more insight into the life cycle of wild rainbow trout, view the award winnning 1969 film "The Way of a Trout."


Youth on the Fly

“Youth on the Fly” connects professional fly-fishing guides with local students to increase their participation in fly-fishing as a positive form of recreation in the Henry’s Fork Watershed.  "Youth on the Fly" is made exclusive to the Ashton Elementary students who just completed the Trout in the Classroom curriculum.  Participants are selected by way of an application and essay contest in which they submit a one-page personal letter of interest expressing why they would like the opportunity to participate. This year, thanks to generous donations from the Voigt Foundation and HFF members Jack Roberts and Bill Hurst, each student went home with a fly rod and reel! This program is made possible by the generous guides and outfitters who donate a day of guided fishing to take the students out on the river.