Water and Energy Education Program

The Water and Energy Education Program utilizes a multifaceted approach to help students learn the value of water as an important natural resource. Our programs are FREE and aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. We teach inquiry-based, exploratory science. We provide classroom visits, field trips, and curriculum materials for teachers and their students. Our goal is for students to become environmental stewards and informed citizens who can examine the world through an inquisitive, scientific lens.

This year we welcome Healdsburg to the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership. For the first time, students and teachers in Healdsburg will have access to all our education programs. 

We are also partnering with the Russian River Watershed Association to provide stormwater education programs in Cloverdale, Sebastopol, Ukiah, and unincorporated Sonoma County. Schools in these areas will have access to our third and fifth grade programs, poster and video contests, ZunZun assembly program, and teacher workshops. 

Our program is made possible through Sonoma Water, the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership, Sonoma Clean Power, and the following local water providers: the cities of Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Petaluma, Sonoma, Healdsburg, the North Marin and Valley of the Moon Water Districts, and the Town of Windsor. This year, we are partnering with the Russian River Watershed Association to provide stormwater education in Ukiah, Cloverdale, Sebastopol, and unincorporated Sonoma County. Water and energy education programs are free due to funding from these partners.

For general questions, please email us at WaterEd@scwa.ca.gov 


Classroom and Field Instruction

FREE Classroom and Field Instruction

For the 2019-2020 school year we are offering various classroom and field programs for grades TK, K, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. 

Free Classroom Materials

FREE Classroom Materials

Maps, posters, curriculum guides, student workbooks, and student incentives are available to teachers that fall within our service area in Sonoma and Northern Marin counties.

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RRWA High School Video Contest

Every year the Russian River Watershed Association sponsors a high school video contest for local students in honor of Water Awareness Month. The winning videos are used as public service announcements and as educational outreach materials.

Free teacher workshops

FREE Teacher Workshops

Attend a free teacher workshop! Open to all teachers and educators.

  • Project Wet - Watersheds to the Sea Workshop - Saturday, November 16th, 2019
  • Steelhead in the Classroom Workshop - Saturday, January 25th, 2020 

Water Awareness Poster Contest

Poster Contest

The poster contest is open all 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade teachers in schools located within Sonoma Water’s Service Area and to 4th grade teachers from all schools in Sonoma and Mendocino counties excluding Healdsburg and Ukiah.

Free ZunZun Musical Watershed Assembly

FREE ZunZun Musical Watershed Assembly

ZunZun’s Musical Watershed Assembly engages students with musical segments focused on sustainability, water pollution, recycling, climate change, watershed ecology, storm drain run-off, sanitary sewer systems, and water and energy conservation.


Get Involved

Be a water hero and get involved. Find out about local creek clean up events happening near you and your school. 

Download Water Education Activities

Water Education Activities

Check out some of our favorite water related science experiments and activities.