Steelhead in the Classroom

Welcome to Sonoma Water's Steelhead in the Classroom (SIC) sponsor website!

Sonoma Water sponsors schools for the Steelhead in the Classroom Program in the Russian River Watershed and our service area.

This program is officially called the Classroom Aquarium Education Program (CAEP) and is run by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).

Redwood Empire Trout Unlimited (RETU) , Russian River Fly Fisherman (RRFF),  Russian River Wild Steelhead Society (RRWSS), and Golden West Women Flyfishers (GGWF), are co-sponsors and Community Partner for the Steelhead in the Classroom Program


2021 Teacher workshops January 9th and 23rd - Sign up link click here

(the deadline for the workshop sign up has been extended to 12/31)

For more information on the teacher workshop follow the CAEP website blog

  Steelhead in the Classroom Live!  

Watch steelhead eggs develop and hatch into fry with our remote aquarium!

  Salmon Life Cycle video focused on the Russian River Watershed

Aquarium Set-Up Instructions


Egg Pick Up 2021 TBD (for approved teacher applications)

EGG pick up dates are Wednesday: 

Eggs can be picked up upon request at the Sonoma County Water Agency main office after 10 am - 404 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa

You can also pick up your eggs at the warm Springs Hatchery

*Please note, if you plan to pick up your eggs from Sonoma Water's main office (404 Aviation Blvd. in Santa Rosa), let both Toni and Ellen know when you contact them. Pick up at Sonoma Water will be between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on designated pick up days.

CDFW resources for the CAEP program:

Additional SIC classroom resources:

For More Information:

Questions? Please contact David Berman at or call 707-521-6201.