Serving Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, and Tulare counties
Salmonids in the Classroom is...
- Project-based program for grades pre-K to college
- Students raise trout or salmon from eggs to small fish in their classrooms, and then release the fish into a local river.
- Teachers, volunteers and students cooperatively learn about the life cycle of salmon and trout, and their habitat needs.
- Program goal: By understanding the need to conserve habitats, students become stewards of local watersheds and can make informed decisions in the future.
You Can Be Involved Too!
Teachers, start participating in the program by attending a workshop. Equipment, if it is available, will be lent to you. Many teachers obtain grant money or funding through other sources for the equipment needed.
Volunteers, both short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities are available. Help is needed in a variety of ways. These include delivering eggs or equipment to classrooms, providing mechanical assistance for the equipment, classroom presentations, and assisting with field trips.
Clubs, Agencies, and Other Organizations, many organizations donate their time and/or their resources. These resources may be a meeting place or storage space for equipment that can be borrowed by teachers. Support for the program is also given as funding for equipment and other educational resources.
For more information contact:
- Salmonids in the Classroom Program Coordinator
Serving Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced,
Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Monterey, San Benito, San
Luis Obispo, and Tulare counties.
Gail Hickman Davis
La Grange Field Office
P.O. Box 10
La Grange, CA 95329
(209) 853-2533 ext. 8#
Start participating in the program by attending a free workshop!
The Salmonids in the Classroom (SIC) teacher workshops give teachers the tools they need to hatch salmon or trout in their classrooms and then release the fish into the wild. The goal of this program is for the students to learn to be stewards of the watersheds in which they live.
The program can be used in pre-K through college level, and it works very well with Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards.
This year the program will be designed with COVID-19 and distance learning in mind. The new school is still in the planning stages and we will update this page as information is available.