Inland Deserts Region CAEP: Trout in the Classroom Program

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


Learn more about the Classroom Aquarium Education Program

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
Cell (760) 628-5244

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

Teacher Training Schedule for the 2023/2024 School Year

Inyo County

  • Date: January 16, 2024
  • Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Inyo County Office of Education, Large Conference Room, 166 Grandview Dr, Bishop, CA 93514

Mono County

  • Date: March 20, 2024
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: TBD

Reservations required.

If interested in signing up for a Eastern Sierra teacher training workshop, please email the following information to

  • Name
  • School including address
  • Grade level
  • 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 26, 2024.

Inland Empire (San Bernardino, Riverside and Imperial counties)

Teacher Training Schedule for the 2023/2024 School Year

  • Date: Saturday, February 3, 2024
  • Time: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location: 3602 Inland Empire Boulevard c220, Ontario, CA

If interested in participating in Inland Empire CAEP, please email the following information to and a registration notification will be sent.

  • Name
  • School including address
  • Grade level
  • Contact information

Egg Deliveries

There will be three deliveries this year fall (October), winter (January), and spring (March). Please submit your 772 applications via email to (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 your 772 application form (PDF):

  • Fall (October):
  • Winter (January): TBD
  • Spring (March): TBD

Sport Fish Restoration

CDFW Inland Deserts Region (Region 6)
Main Office: 3602 Inland Empire Blvd, Suite C-220, Ontario, CA 91764 | Field Offices
Email the Inland Deserts Region | (909) 484-0167 | Fax: (909) 941-7364