Author Archives: Ethan Rotman

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.

Little Changes Make Big Impacts: The Power of Choice

By Calvin Abbot of the Watershed Project After a long day of working outside or maybe just a walk in the park you may swing by a store and buy a plastic water bottle. After drinking it you drop it … Continue reading

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Do you have a project in mind and need a bit of cash to make it happen?

Small Classroom Grants For Teachers Hatching Fish The Northern California Council Federation of Fly Fishers International (NCCFFI) is offering a series of mini-grants to teachers participating in the Classroom Aquarium Education Program (CAEP) in the San Francisco Bay Area. Funds … Continue reading

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Fire and Fish

Fire is a regular part of life in California for people, for animals, and for plants. The recent fires in the North Bay while devastating, provide opportunities for first hand learning on the impacts to fish, plants, wildlife, and entire … Continue reading

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Wildfires and Fish

Our hearts go out to the teachers, coaches, schools, and students impacted by the recent terrifying and devastating events. We are working to create materials for use in the classroom on how fires impact fish in both a positive and … Continue reading

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Hints for submitting your application for eggs and returning your permits

  Of the 400 applications and permits we process each year, most go through without a problem. A few have issues and require additional time. If not dealt with, it is possible for a teacher to lose their eligibility to … Continue reading

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Grants and Awards Available

National Council for Teachers of Mathematics Is Accepting Applications for Projects Connecting Mathematics to Other 9-12 Grade Subject Areas POSTED: April 1, 2017 DEADLINE: November 3, 2017 Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded for the development of senior … Continue reading

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Overheard At A Fish Tank…

I received this note by email:   Our eggs are safely in their temporary home–the kids were so surprised that they were so little!  Excited talk I heard around that tank, “You can see their eyes!” “They are rocking themselves … Continue reading

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