Trout in the Classroom
The GCFF club is a proud member of the CDFG's "Trout in the Classroom Project.
Through a classroom experience of hatching fish eggs and coordinated activities, students experience first-hand the value of aquatic environments, the balance that must be met to maintain and preserve California's fisheries and aquatic habitats, and how their personal actions affect these valuable resources.
Instructors and their students set up an aquarium in the classroom, receive fish eggs under a special CDFW permit, and observe the fish as they hatch and develop. The experience may culminate in a field trip to a local stream or river where the fish are released. This is a hands-on, interdisciplinary project for grades K-12.
The Classroom Aquarium Education Project is offered statewide in partnership with regionally-based community organizations. While the program has several names around the state, the essential learning elements and student experiences are similar. The prerequisite training workshops are held at locations throughout the state. Completion of a training workshop is required to receive eggs. Teacher training workshops are offered at least once a year in each region.
Trout in the Classroom is always looking for new volunteers for each season. We have been providing elementary students with equipment and information on our waterhed system in partnersip with the California Department of Fish and Game for many years. We have new schools that wish to participate and we need more volunteers to be able to include them.
If you would like to participate ask at the next general meeting or send an e-mail: