Getting Ready For Hatching Fish

Teachers who hatched fish last year:

  1. Check the posted list to ensure you are current and eligible to apply for eggs, Save this link as it will soon change to a list of teachers who have applied for eggs this year and have been approved.
  2. Complete an application for eggs and submit it to (you may want to send a copy to your sponsor as well)
  3. If you are hatching steelhead in Sonoma/Mendocino, check the list of available egg pick up dates
  4. Bookmark the above pages so you can easily find them later
  5. You are welcome and encouraged to attend a teacher training workshop as a refresher. This is not required but will help you in your teaching and we waive the fee for you
  6. Explore the website and begin thinking of great ways to extend your program this year
  7. Watch for updates on curriculum, grants and new ideas

New teachers to the program

Teachers new to this program need to start by enrolling in a training workshops. There will be three workshops this year and you should enroll based on the location of your school. There is limited space and many workshops fill up quickly.

Workshop registration

Alameda, Contra Costa, Solono Counties

Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Napa Counties

Sonoma and Mendocino Counties

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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