THANK YOU for your interest in hatching (rainbow or steelhead) trout in your classroom! This is a great program that sticks with students for years and has potential to influence how they vote, act, and even which careers they may choose. It takes a tremendous effort on your part to make this happen and we will do all we can to provide you with the resources for you to not only succeed but excel. In the past 2 years we have created a tremendous amount of new material to help with both classroom and remote teaching.
As every teacher admitted into the program receives significant financial and volunteer support, there is a limit to the number of new teachers we can take each year. Information provided here will help you be ready to register and know what to expect. Please read this carefully as it will help you get in on your first attempt.
Registration will open for all new teachers on Friday, October 1st at 4 PM. You are strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible as we expect all workshops to fill quickly. The information below will help you prepare so you can register quickly. If you have questions, please let me know.
If you have hatched fish within the past 3 years you do not need to take the workshop – you are ENCOURAGED to do so and we waive the fee for you. You will find the workshop beneficial but not required.
Teachers are accepted by geographic area where their school is located on a first come-first served basis.
- Please only register for the area where your school is located. If you register in the wrong category, you registration will be canceled and you must re-register.
- All workshops this year will again be virtual – we had great success with this process last year.
- During the registration process, you will be able to choose which of the 3 workshop dates you wish to participate – January 8, 22, or 29. You only need to attend one day.
- Have a credit card ready to pay the $25 registration fee. This is entirely refundable if you cancel or if you are not admitted from the waitlist.
- You will be limited to one registration per person: if there are multiple teachers at your school hoping to get in, they must each register separately.
- You will need to be present for the entire all-day workshop with your camera on. The workshop is divided into 3 sections with about a one-hour break between each session. This helps keep us all sane and focused and alleviates screen fatigue.
- We are experiencing a high level of interest this year and will do our best to serve as many teachers as possible. If you are unable to register, please get on the waitlist as soon as you can. We are generally able to move many teachers off the waitlist and into the workshop as we get closer to the session dates. Teachers are taken from the waitlist in the order enrolled.
- If other teachers from your school are already involved in the program and you are not able to enroll, please let me know. We may be able to welcome you into the training even if we cannot support you with your own fish tank. This is still a great learning experience for your students as you can implement the lessons as you share a tank with your co-teacher.
Here are some resources you may want to view:
- A 9-minute video providing an overview of the program. While the video focuses on Marin County, the overall process is the same for most teachers in the greater SF Bay Area.
- A collection of new digital resources designed to help teachers hatching fish in their classroom.
- A collection of digital and analog resources for teachers hatching fish in their classrooms.