STEP & 1st Grade
By Penny Brennan, Teacher
I teach first grade and GATE students at a Title 1 school in San Jose. The STEP program has enabled me to really get through to my students that they are the custodians of their planet. STEP encourages students to develop a sense of personal responsibility. My first grade students are keenly aware that the Steelhead Trout eggs need a special environment in order to survive.
By Hugh Miller and Becky Fitch
Steelhead are Alive and Well Again at Rogers Middle School! This year Rogers Middle School principal Gary Stebbins has returned to the classroom to teach one period a day. His class, Environmental Studies, consists largely of STEP (Salmon and Trout Education Program) curriculum and activities. He remarked, recently..."With all the budget woes and other challenges facing education, it is nice to spend one period a day with the kids so I can reflect on what it is I am in this business."
By Hugh Miller
School days are here again and our STEP (Salmon Trout Education Program) is already off and running. As you can imagine, it is a challenging task to coordinate over 120 STEP classes in eight different counties. The program's success however, provides ample reward to the Project Coordinators. More teachers are asking to join this popular program each year.
Our STEP K-12 Teacher Workshop is scheduled for January 15th & 16th, 2000. We will be doing a curriculum upgrade and adding a STEP web page during this school year. As in past years, releases of steelhead fry by certified STEP classes will most likely occur during May or June, 2000.