Teaching kids about the importance of the ecosystems in Northern California waterways has become an important initiative, with one school even offering a fishing class. Now, the Coleman National Fish Hatchery is helping bring the “Trout in the Classroom” program to NorCal schools.
Four Tehama County classrooms were recently handed over their first bag of steelhead eggs for them to watch hatch and grow into juvenile fish. The kids will help create an environment for the baby steelhead for them to flourish and eventually be released into the wild.
Organized by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Trout in the Classroom program allows young students to raise trout or salmon from eggs to juvenile fish. The process is important for kids to see the scientific process of how fish spawn and travel throughout their juvenile and adult life.
Coleman National Fish Hatchery is the preeminent fish hatchery in Northern California, responsible for producing over 13 million fish of various species every year.
If you’re interested in having your child participate in the Trout in the Classroom program, have their teacher contact Coleman Hatchery to set everything up. Because the fish runs in Northern California are an important aspect to our way of life.