Napa teachers invited to welcome fish into their classroom

October 3, 2017 by  

Many children learn best through hands-on activities, and a program has been developed for Napa students, as well as those across the state, that will give them firsthand experience with aquatic life.

The Trout in the Classroom program is centered on bringing live fish eggs into schools so students can learn more about their life cycle. Teachers who are interested in adding this to their curriculum are required to attend a workshop that will outline the program, how it works, and also how to obtain, care for, and hatch the eggs. Those who successfully complete this training will then be able to apply for their own permit to hatch fish, which will allow them to obtain both the eggs and other supplies and equipment needed to bring this real-life example of marine life to their students.

The workshop will be for educators in the Marin, Peninsula and Napa areas, and any who register are asked to make sure they select the location from which they teach. The goal of this initiative is to introduce children to the marine and freshwater ecosystems that exist in the state, the types of creatures that call them home and also how humans can have a positive impact on the environment. A printing services provider can work with the organizers of an initiative like this this to develop an assortment of handouts, posters, flyers and other educational materials that can be used by the students.

The workshop will be held on December 16 at the Bay Area Model in Sausalito. More details can be found on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website.