Classroom and Field Programs

    These programs are only available to teachers that fall within our service area in Sonoma and Northern Marin counties in California, as these water providers fund the Water Education Program.

     

    For general questions, please email us at WaterEd@scwa.ca.gov

    Transitional Kindergarten Program

     

    TK and Kindergarten Classroom Program

    Splish Splash! Water's Journey to Your Class, is conducted by Water Agency staff in your classroom. This 30-minute lesson focuses on where our water comes from and water conservation.

    3rd Grade Classroom

     

    Third Grade Classroom Program

    This program includes two 60-minute lessons conducted by Water Agency staff in your classroom. Through hands-on experiments and discussions, students explore how their attitudes and daily habits affect the Russian River Watershed.

    Solar Panels

    Fourth Grade Energy Classroom Program

    New for fourth grade students is our in-class program about climate change and the use of renewable sources of energy as a solution to reducing our global carbon footprint. Students will experiment with solar and wind generated forms of energy as they learn about energy transfer and renewable energy use in Sonoma County. Emphasis will be placed on personal responsibility in reducing energy use at home and at school.

    Inflatable dam 

    Fourth - Twelfth Grade Field Trip 

    This half-day field trip consists of a visit to our Westside Water Education Facility where students will learn about watersheds and visit the fish viewing gallery. This field trip provides an ideal opportunity for students to see the Russian River from a new perspective and learn about its vital connection to our community in supplying drinking water and habitat for endangered species.

     5th Grade Field Program

     Fifth Grade Russian River Field Program

    Bring your class out to the Russian River and our groundwater pumping facilities to experience firsthand the source of our drinking water. The program consists of a one hour classroom lesson conducted by Water Agency staff and a follow-up field trip to the Russian River.

    Students using binoculars to observe birds at Hudeman Slough

     

    Fifth Grade Recycled Water Field Program 

    (Sonoma Valley Schools Only) 

    This program provides students with a unique opportunity to learn about recycled water and sanitation. This program consists of a one hour lesson conducted by Water Agency staff in your classroom followed by a field trip to the Sonoma Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant.

     Secondary Elementary Program

    Adopt A Creek: A Watershed Approach (Grades 6-12)

    The Adopt-A-Creek program is designed to educate middle and high school students on the importance of our local creeks and watershed through hands-on science and environmental stewardship projects. Students and teachers will assess the health of their local creek, surrounding riparian zone, and watershed. Citizen science monitoring will inform the planning of a stream enhancement project that will be developed and implemented by the students. 

    Construction picture

    Careers at the Water Agency (Grades 9 - 12)

    This program offers students the opportunity to learn about exciting career opportunities with the Sonoma County Water Agency. Our classroom visit will provide a one hour hands-on presentation designed to engage students in career development within the growing field of water resources management.