The Salmon and Trout Education Program (STEP) is an in-depth collection of K-12 hands-on science lesson plans with a salmonid theme, aligned with California and Next Generation Science Standards. To support STEP, we offer a certificated 2-day streamside training annually and provide classroom and field support. Results include increased science knowledge in teachers, and skill in conducting meaningful science field studies with students. Students increase their knowledge of anadromous fish, learn the threats to survival, and develop stewardship values of the species and their environment. Periodically, trainings are offered to area docents and volunteers. The program is funded by grants and community donations. To find out more or donate, please visit our Education page.