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North Central Region: CAEP

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

Salmon / Trout / Steelhead in the Classroom

Bring Nature into Your Classroom

Are you a pre-K to high school teacher? Do you have a desire to teach environmental stewardship to your students? The Classroom Aquarium and Education Program (CAEP) is an excellent way for you to engage your students by raising native fish in your classroom. 

CAEP seeks to:

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

Fish and Wildlife and Fishing Clubs near you have partnered up to provide teachers the support they need to successfully raise native fish eggs into young fry! Students will then have the opportunity to release the young fry into their home waters and will enjoy the experience of connecting to the environment by making a positive impact in protecting our natural resources.

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. View the workshops page for more information and registration. Workshop attendance is free but partner fly fishing groups (sponsors) may not be able to provide all necessary equipment for your tank systems.

The availability of fish eggs is not guaranteed. Environmental factors can dictate availability of eggs for CAEP.

For more information, contact:
Richard Munoz and Chelsea Palisoc
r2caep@wildlife.ca.gov
(916) 358-1644



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