The Water Education Program is offering two FREE teacher workshops for the 2017-2018 school year:  

    Climate Literacy and Understanding Global Change Workshop

    Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Are you interested in bringing climate literacy into your classroom?

    EarthJoin us for an inspiring, practical, and relevant workshop on how to effectively incorporate the complex and critically important topic of global change into existing curricula. Receive vetted scientific content, learn how to approach student misconceptions, and acquire new teaching resources and strategies. Learn about project-based learning opportunities where students engage in real-world data collection and think critically about how to mitigate the challenges ahead. Available to all teachers and educators.

    Workshop attendees will receive:

    • New perspectives, tools, and techniques for teaching about global change
    • Information about local citizen science projects
    • Ocean acidification data, curriculum, and activities
    • The latest scientific research on atmospheric rivers
    • Free visual aids that make complex data more comprehensible
    • Current statistics from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
    • Best practices in communicating climate and global change
    • How to engage students in relevant actions and projects within the community

    The Sonoma County Water Agency will be hosting this workshop in partnership with NOAA/Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary; The Center for Climate Protection; Understanding Global Change Project, UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology; Sonoma Clean Power

     Register for the Climate Literacy Workshop 12/2/2017


    Steelhead in the ClassroomSteelhead in the Classroom Information

    The Sonoma County Water Agency sponsors schools for the Steelhead in the Classroom program in the Russian River Watershed and our service area. This program is officially called the Classroom Aquarium Education Program (CAEP) and is run by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).

    Learn more about the Steelhead in the Classroom Program



    Saturday, January 27th, 2018 (This workshop is FULL. Please register below to be added to the waitlist.) 

    9:00am – 3:30pm

    Cost: FREE!

    Teachers can raise steelhead in their own classrooms after

    attending this workshop. This workshop is FREE, but space is limited!

    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 fish eggs from the Warms Springs Hatchery at Lake Sonoma and hatch steelhead fish in their classroom.

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

    Workshop attendees will receive:

    • All aquarium equipment needed and instructions on how to set up your incubator
    • Training on the permitting process for hatching fish in your classroom
    • 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

    This workshop is co-sponsored by the Water Agency, the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, and Redwood Empire Trout Unlimited.

    Workshop location: Sonoma County Water Agency, Westside Education Center, 9703 Wohler Road, Forestville.

    PDF map to the workshop

    Lunch and snacks will be provided!

    Register for Project WILD Aquatic Workshop 1/27/2018



    Questions? Please contact David Berman at or 707-521-6201