The Water Education Program is offering the following free teacher workshops for the 2013-2014 school year:


Project WILD Aquatic and Steelhead in the Classroom Workshop

Saturday November 16, 2013

9:00am – 3:00pm

Learn about your local watershed, the fish that live here and how you can raise steelhead in your classroom. This workshop qualifies teachers to apply for a permit to receive eggs from the Warms Springs Hatchery at Lake Sonoma and hatch fish in their classroom.

By attending this workshop you will not only garner a greater understanding of the local water – fish connection but we will also be providing you activities and lessons focused on watersheds, water quality, river systems and introduce you to the habitat needs of salmonids.  Project WILD Aquatic certification will be included in this workshop.

All workshop attendees will receive:

  • A copy of the new WILD About Trout multi-media program
  • Project WILD Curriculum Guide
  • Local Watershed Maps
  • Posters on Aquatic Habitats and Fish Anatomy
  • Training on the permitting process for hatching fish in your classroom.

We will also be raffling off a complete equipment set-up for raising steelhead in the classroom ($300 value).

There is no fee for this workshop but space is limited. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Water Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and local organizations interested in habitat restoration and the recovery of listed salmonid species in the region.  This workshop will be held at the Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA  95404.

Register for Project WILD Workshop 11/16/13

Project WET Workshop

Saturday February 1, 2014

9:30am – 3:30pm

Recommended for K-12 educators

Immerse yourself in water issues with our new locally-oriented Project WET workshop. The goal of Project WET is to promote awareness, appreciation and knowledge of California’s water resources. We have tailored the workshop to our region with activities that highlight local water issues and concerns.

The Project WET guide includes over 64 innovative activities that are hands-on, easy to use and fun! Project WET is correlated to California State Standards as well as the EEI (Education and the Environment Initiative) Standards and can be used when teaching science, math, language arts, social studies and environmental studies. All participants will receive a Project WET curriculum guide. Teachers can earn (.6) CEU credit for attending this workshop.

There is no fee for this workshop. This workshop will be held at the Sonoma County Water Agency Russian River Field Study Site, 9750 Wohler Road, Forestville. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Register for Project WET Workshop 2/1/14