The MBSTP Salmon and Trout Education Program (STEP) is an experiential, in-depth collection of K-12 hands science lesson plans with a salmonid theme, aligned with California and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). 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, volunteer, or donate, please visit our STEP page or Contact page.
Spreading the message of conservation
It is central to MBSTP’s mission to help develop the next generation of aquatic conservationists. To serve this purpose, our organization applies the Salmon and Trout Education Program (STEP) curriculum as a vehicle to teach K-12 students about trout, salmon and the importance of watershed conservation. Area teachers are trained in science curriculum modules which drive home the critical importance of healthy aquatic ecosystems, and help connect local students to natural resources right in their backyard. The STEP curriculum is focused on hands-on, experiential learning techniques that are recognized for their long-lasting impact on students. Our STEP program is back in action with renewed curriculum starting in the Fall of 2018!
To learn more about STEP training opportunities or to volunteer with our education program, please see the links below: