Sara Thorne and Tom Emerick are Co-Chairman of the Chapter's TiC program. Presently, our Schools are located in the three counties of Baxter, Marion and Izard and are in the school districts of Yellville, Flippin, Mt. Home, Norfork and Calico Rock.
Our TIC program began in 2012 and is currently in the following schools:
Calico Rock 5&6 Grade Science Class- Teacher Colt Emery
Norfork High School Science Class- Teacher Amy Branscum
Mt. Home Alternative School Science Class - Teacher Kyle Tardiff
Mt. Home 8th Grade Science Class- Teacher Angela Justman
Flippin First Grade- Teacher Andrea Benedict
Yellville Alternative School Science Class - Teacher Katherine Quinn
Two TiC's that will be discontinued this year are Dally's Ozark Fly Fisher and Gaston's Resort.
We are very fortunate to have the Norfork National Fish Hatchery nearby and their Hatchery Outreach has been very helpful with transporting and setting up TIC equipment. We can also arrange Hatchery tours for TiC students and take the younger classes fishing on Dry Run Creek.
Our local community has been generous by helping us save money on tanks and tables. We currently budget $2000.00 / year for TiC - $1200.00 is for operating costs and $800.00 is in reserve for a chiller and/or pump.