Drought Lesson

Exploring Drought

Available to schools located in:
Cloverdale, Cotati, Forestville, Geyserville, Glen Ellen, Healdsburg, Kenwood, Novato, Penngrove, Petaluma (does not include Two Rock), Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa (includes Larkfield-Wikiup), Sonoma, Windsor, Cazadero, Monte Rio, Sebastopol, Unincorporated Sebastopol, Ukiah,  Calpella, Guerneville, Potter Valley, and Redwood Valley

Essential Question: 

What are the local environmental impacts of drought and how can we help? 

Lesson Summary:

As a result of low precipitation, most of California, including our region, is experiencing drought. This lesson, provided by a Sonoma Water educator, asks students to think critically about the effects of drought on the natural environment, their personal water use, and how best to conserve water. 


Next Generation Science Standards:

This lesson is designed to support NGSS curriculum. Students will use the scientific practices of asking questions, making observations, using models, and interpreting data to engage with real-world phenomena, designed to increase their understanding of drought in our community and empower them to design their own solutions. 

Water and Energy Education programs are FREE thanks to funding from these partners:

Logos: Sonoma Water, Sonoma Marin Saving Water Partnership, Sonoma Clean Power, Russian River watershed Association