The Water Education Program is offering the following FREE teacher workshops for the 2014-2015 school year:

    Please contact Cary Olin at or 707-521-6211 with questions.


    Project WILD Aquatic and Steelhead in the Classroom Workshop

    Saturday, November 15, 2014

    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.

    A complete equipment setup for raising steelhead in the classroom ($300 value) will be raffled off.

    This workshop is co-sponsored by the Water Agency, California Department of Fish & Wildlife, Russian River Wild Steelhead Society and other local organizations interested in habitat restoration and the recovery of listed salmonid species in the region. There will be a follow-up aquarium building workshop in February sponsored in partnership with Redwood Empire Trout Unlimited.

    There is no fee for this workshop, but space is limited.

    Workshop location: Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA  95404.

    Register for Project WILD Workshop 11/15/2014

    Project WET Workshop

    Saturday, January 31, 2015

    9:30am – 3:30pm

    Recommended for K-12 educators

    Did you know that in California, 2013 was the driest year since we began collecting rainfall data? Let us help you teach your students about the drought and other water issues by attending our locally-oriented Project WET workshop. The goal of Project WET is to promote awareness, appreciation and knowledge of California’s precious water resources. We have tailored the workshop to our region with activities that highlight local water issues and concerns.

    Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 includes over 64 hands on activities that have been correlated to the Common Core English Language Arts, Common Core Math and Next Generation Science Standards as well as the EEI (Education and Environment Initiative) standards. All participants will receive a Project WET curriculum guide.

    Teachers can earn (.6) CEU credit for attending this workshop.

    Workshop location: Sonoma County Water Agency Russian River Field Study Site, 9750 Wohler Road, Forestville.

    Lunch and snacks will be provided!

    Register for Project WET Workshop 1/31/2015