Monthly Archives: May 2015

Congratulations To Teachers In Santa Clara and Santa Cruz

A big thank you and congratulations to teachers in the STEP (Salmon and Trout Education Program) program who hatched native rainbow trout this year. The STEP program generally uses steelhead eggs from a private hatchery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. … Continue reading

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Native California Rainbow Trout

In 1855, the first California rainbow trout were “discovered” in Redwood Creek (Berkeley) and named by Dr. W.P. Gibbons, the founder of the California Academy of Sciences. Of course, native Californians were well aware of the existence of these fish … Continue reading

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Survey of Newly Trained Teachers Provides Insight on Training

Every year we ask newly trained teachers how well they were prepared for the experience of hatching fish. After they have completed their first cycle of hatching fish, we send an online survey asking them to evaluate (or grade) our … Continue reading

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Remember To Return Your Permit!

After releasing your fish, teachers are required to complete the bottom portion of the 772 permit and return the entire permit either directly to CDFW or to your sponsor (check with your sponsor to see what they prefer). Complete all … Continue reading

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The Year (of hatching fish) In Review

It has been a spectacular year for hatching fish despite the continuation of the drought in our state. LARGEST PROGRAM IN THE NATION: 460 classes applied for permits in the Bay Area – that makes us the SINGLE LARGEST PROGRAM … Continue reading

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Release Day Activities

The release day is one of the most exciting days in the process of hatching fish. Bob Flasher created this list of activities you can use to extend the learning and fun on your release day: Science: Create a template … Continue reading

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Invasive Species Art Contest

Here is a great follow up to your class project hatching and releasing fish. Now your students have released fish, they can engage in other activities, including the art contest, to learn ways to ensure the fish have healthy habitat. … Continue reading

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