Become a Mentor for "Steelhead in the Classroom"

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Are you concerned about recent news about the environment? Would you like to be able to make a direct, hands-on difference that will have a lasting impact on the next generation by volunteering a little of your  time during a six week period during the spring? Then consider helping out with Redwood Empire Trout Unlimited’s Steelhead in the Classroom program!

2018 Season was a Huge Success!

We saw a LOT of teacher interest and participation this year. RETU sponsored 3 classrooms in 2017 and 30 classrooms over 17 schools in 2018 within Sonoma County. RETU also formed a collaboration with United Anglers of Casa Grande to support the Petaluma schools in this program.
There are seven coaches supporting the 30 classrooms for this 2018 season. Everyone did a fantastic job and kids LOVED seeing the eggs hatch and the fish thrive while learning about conservation at the same time.

About Steelhead in the Classroom

In partnership with California Fish and Wildlife, we provide local elementary school classrooms with aquariums, lesson plan material, and steelhead eggs. Children are able to watch as steelhead eggs hatch and grow into juvenile fish. They learn basic scientific principles, what is required for fish to thrive, and why watersheds are important.

We need your help to provide a connection to one or more of the classrooms we support. You will be provided training, and will help teachers with assistance with the aquarium equipment. They may ask you to make a presentation to the class. You will help deliver eggs to the classroom, and assist on “release day”, when the class goes on a field trip to a local watershed.

We have been successfully running this program for a number of years, and it is highly effective as a hands-on learning tool for children.  If you are able to help us out part-time for a six week period in the spring, we would love to hear from you!

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