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 K-12
  • 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 understantding 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.

Equipment, if it is available, will be lent to you. Many teachers obtain grant money or funding through other sources for the equipment that is needed.

Teachers new to the Classroom Aquarium Education Program must attend a workshop before participating. Workshops will cover program basics, equipment set up, and ideas for teaching the program in the classroom and on your field trip.

A light dinner will be provided during the workshops. Please RSVP no later than 3 days before the workshop you wish to attend.

Teacher workshops:

  • Fresno
    Monday, October 7th
    4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Woodward Park Regional Library Meeting Room
    944 E. Perrin Ave
    Fresno, CA 93720
  • San Luis Obispo
    Thursday, October 10th
    4:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
    San Luis Coastal Unified School District Office
    1500 Lizzie Street, Room B3
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Sonora
    Thursday, October 17th
    4:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
    Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Bldg.
    175 Fairview Lane, Room 217
    Sonora, CA 95370
  • Modesto
    Monday, October 21st
    4:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
    Stanislaus County Office of Education
    1100 H Street, Patterson Room on the 1st Floor
    Modesto, CA 95354
  • Visalia
    Monday, October 21st
    5:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
    Tulare County Office of Education
    7000 Doe Ave., Sequoia Room
    Visalia, CA 93291
  • Bakersfield
    Tuesday, October 22nd
    4:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
    Kern County of Superintendent of Schools
    1300 17th Street, City Centre Room 1A
    Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • Turlock
    Monday, October 28th
    4:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
    TUSD Professional Development Center @eCademy
    1100 Cahill Avenue
    Turlock, CA 95380