Inland Deserts Region CAEP: Trout in the Classroom Program

Serving Imperial, Inyo, Mono, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties

How to Get Involved

Teachers:

The first step for teachers to participate in the program is to attend a free workshop. Attending a workshop is mandatory for educators in order to participate in the program. Workshops vary by time and location. Workshops integrated with WILD Aquatic are longer. There is a cost associated with the program for equipment to raise the trout. Many teachers obtain grants or funding through other sources to help cover the cost of equipment. Please click on the heading for San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial Counties to find out more information.

Volunteers:

Help is needed in a variety of ways including delivering eggs to schools, classroom presentations, and assisting with release field trips. Angling Clubs and other organizations may donate their time and/or resources. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or sponsor for this program please contact your regional coordinator.

Eastern Sierra (Inyo and Mono Counties)

Julia Cherenzia
Fish and Wildlife Interpreter I
Classroom Aquarium Education Program (Trout in the Classroom) Coordinator
Julia.Cherenzia@wildlife.ca.gov
Cell (760) 628-5244

Bishop Field Office
787 North Main Street, Suite 220
Bishop, CA 93514

Teacher Training Schedule

2021/2022 School Year

Inyo County

  • Date: January 11, 2022
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Inyo County Office of Education, Large Conference Room, 166 Grandview Dr, Bishop, CA 93514
  • Masks required

Mono County

  • Date: March 9, 2022
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: TBD
  • Masks required

Reservations required.

Interested in signing up for a teacher training workshop? Please email the following information to Julia.Cherenzia@wildlife.ca.gov.

  1. Name
  2. School including address
  3. Grade level
  4. Contact information

Egg Deliveries

Eggs deliveries occur once a year. Eggs are expected to be available early February for Inyo County and late March for Mono County.

772 Forms for Inyo County must be submitted by Friday, January 28, 2022.

San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial Counties

Hillary Grez
Hillary.Grez@wildlife.ca.gov
(909) 944-0210

Workshop Schedule

2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Type Date Time Location Registration
CAEP Educator Workshop December 11, 2021 8:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Virtual via Microsoft Teams Eventbrite(opens in new tab)
Project Wild Aquatic Workshop April 9, 2022 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Virtual Google Forms(opens in new tab)

There will be at least 2 virtual workshops this school year. Unfortunately, there will be no workshop this September. Once the dates are set a newsletter will be sent out. If you are interested or you know a teacher interested in joining CAEP send an email to R6southCAEP@wildlife.ca.gov and a registration notification will be sent. In the email please include the following information:

  1. Name
  2. School including address
  3. Grade level
  4. Contact information

Egg Deliveries

There will be 3 deliveries this year fall (October), winter (January), and spring (March). Please submit your 772 applications via email to R6southCAEP@wildlife.ca.gov (scanned email attachment, PDF format) by the deadlines below. You can mail the application to the office address listed on the second page of the application but electronic submission is preferred.

Deadlines to submit 772 application (PDF Form) form

  • Fall (October) October 27
  • Winter (January) January 20 (tentative)
  • Spring (March) TBD

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