Do You Study Streams And Macroinvertabrates With Your Students?

We have a limited supply of “Pond and Stream Safari” curriculum packet available to enhance your class experience of hatching fish. We are willing to offer these to you at no-cost – all we ask is that:

  1. You are hatching fish in your classroom this school year
  2. You plan on taking your class to a lake, pond,  or steam to explore and study


POND AND STREAM SAFARI, A Guide to the Ecology of Aquatic Invertebrates. Edelstein.  Perfect field guide for use with students ages 8-13. Includes project manual, reference guide, species identification cards, worksheets, and a checklist for recording data. Students can use this guide to locate and study crayfish, dragonfly nymphs, water bugs, whirligig beetles, diving beetles, mayfly nymphs, caddisfly larvae, and more


To request your copy, send an email  with the following information:

  • Your name
  • School name
  • Mailing address (include zip code)
  • A one paragraph description of how you hope to use the guide.

Here is more information on the guide 



About Ethan Rotman

Ethan Rotman (Bayareatic) manages and coordinates programs that hatch fish in classrooms for the San Francisco Bay Area. He also chairs the committee that manages these programs throughout the state. Ethan has worked with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for over 20 years.
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