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.

Do You Have A Project In Mind And Need A Bit Of Cash To Help Make It Happen?

Deadline Extended! 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 received from these grants will … Continue reading

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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: You are hatching … Continue reading

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Being In Nature Improves The Quality Of Your Life

I think many of us believe this is true which is why, in part, we teach environmental concepts to our students. Here is a fun and fascinating podcast that demonstrates why our work is so important.    

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Project E-Trout (Virtual Reality With Trout)

Linking research and education with virtual reality Virtual reality (VR) provides exciting opportunities for environmental education and research. We invite your participation in a new program to engage students, anglers, and citizen scientists in fish ecology and climate change research … Continue reading

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Teacher Opportunities

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) offers quite an impressive list of services for teachers. Take a moment and see if any are of interest to you.

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Congratulations!

The Classroom Aquarium Education Program (CAEP) was selected as an “Outstanding Aquatic Education Program” by the Aquatic Resources Education Association. California has the largest program enabling students to hatch fish in their classroom in the nation. This award is a … Continue reading

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Learning By Doing

THE CLASSROOM AQUARIUM EDUCATION PROJECT MODEL Value: Engaging actively in classroom and outdoor activities makes the Classroom Aquarium Education Program (CAEP) effective for teachers and students of all ages. It also makes learning much more enjoyable. ¬†Providing a teacher manual … Continue reading

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