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South Coast Region CAEP: Classroom Aquarium Education Program

Serving Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties


How to Get Involved

Teachers: The first step in getting started is to attend a free workshop. The workshop is required for participation in the program. Many teachers obtain grant money or funding through other sources for the equipment needed.

Volunteers: Help is needed in a variety of ways including delivering eggs to schools, classroom presentations, and assisting with field trips. Angling Clubs and other organizations may donate their time and/or resources.

For more information about how to get started in the program, please contact R5CAEP@wildlife.ca.gov.

Trout in the Classroom Teacher Workshops

Participation in a teacher workshop is required for participation in the program. To register, or for more information about the workshops listed below, please contact R5CAEP@wildlife.ca.gov, and include the following information in your message: Name, workshop location/date, school name, grade level and city location of the school.

  • September 22, 2018
    Location: CDFW Ontario Office
    Address: 3602 Inland Empire Blvd, Ontario, CA
    Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Free Workshop
  • November 1, 2018
    Location: Sonora High School
    Address: 401 South Palm Street, La Habra, CA
    Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Free Workshop 
  • November 2, 2018
    Location: Escondido Creek Conservancy
    Address: 120 W. Grand Ave. Suite #202, Escondido, CA
    Time: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Free Workshop 
  • Thousand Oaks Workshop (date TBD)

South Coast Region CAEP Coordinators

Jennifer O’Brien and Dwayne Maxwell
R5CAEP@wildlife.ca.gov



Egg Deliveries

Eggs will be available in fall 2018 and winter 2019.

For teachers requesting to participate in the fall trout session, the deadline for submitting the 772 Application (PDF Form) is September 15, 2018. Please submit your application in a scanned email attachment to CDFW for approval.

For teachers requesting to participate in the winter trout session, the deadline for submitting your 772 Application (PDF Form) is December 1, 2018. Please submit your application in a scanned email attachment (PDF Format) to CDFW for approval.



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