Classroom Aquarium Education Program in CDFW's North Central Region

Serving Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties

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rainbow trout art - image courtesy of USFWS

Overview: Bring Nature into Your Classroom

CAEP seeks to:

  • Foster connections between students and nature through the responsibility of rearing fish in a classroom context.
  • Encourage stewardship of natural resources by relating the effects of human activities on native fish in your local watershed.

CDFW, Fishing Clubs and local cities near you have partnered to provide the support needed to successfully raise native fish eggs into young fry! Students have the opportunity to release young fry into their home waters. Moreover students enjoy the experience of connecting to, and making a positive impact in, their local environment.

Teacher Training Workshops

A training workshop is mandatory for all new teachers and teachers who haven’t participated in the program for the past 3 years or more. Workshop attendance is free but partner fly fishing groups (sponsors) may not be able to provide all necessary equipment for your tank systems.

Successful completion of any workshop will certify you to raise state-protected fish in your classroom anywhere in California. Your school location will determine which fish you will raise.

Workshop Registration


For more information, contact Genelle Treaster,

Sport Fish Restoration

North Central Region (Region 2)
Regional Manager: Morgan Kilgour
Main Office: 1701 Nimbus Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Sales Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Email the North Central Region | (916) 358-2900 | FAX: (916) 358-2912