Central Region CAEP: Salmonids in the Classroom

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#
    R4SalmonEd@wildlife.ca.gov

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.

Registration Information

Here’s news about this year’s teacher workshops for the Classroom Aquarium Education Program (aka Salmonids in the Classroom). This year I will be certifying new teachers to get eggs for their classrooms. The workshops will also count as a training for Aquatic Project WILD. The teacher workshops will be on Zoom and in three parts. It will be comprised of two Zoom sessions with some homework in between.

Here’s the link to register

Salmonids in the Classroom teacher workshops registration form(opens in new tab)

Please register by September 10, 2021 in order to get your WILD guide shipped to you in time.

Teachers who have taken trainings in the past are welcome. Please let me know if you do not need an Aquatic Project WILD guide mailed to you.

Please pass this information on to others who might be interested.