The Water Education Program is offering the following FREE teacher workshops for the 2015-2016 school year:  


    Project WILD Aquatic and Steelhead in the Classroom Workshop

    Saturday, January 30, 2016

    9:00am – 4:00pm

    Teachers can raise steelhead in their own classrooms after
    attending this workshop.

    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:

    • 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, 404 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA  95404.

    Lunch and snacks will be provided!

    Register for Project WILD Workshop 1/30/2016



    Project WET Workshop

    Saturday, September 26, 2015

    9:30am – 3:30pm

    Recommended for K-12 educators

    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, 9703 Wohler Road, Forestville.

    Lunch and snacks will be provided!

    Register for Project WET Workshop 09/26/2015



    Questions? Please contact Cary Olin at or 707-521-6211