Classroom & Field Programs

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

Transitional Kindergarten Program

TK and Kindergarten Classroom Program

(Available to schools located in Cotati, Forestville, Glen Ellen, Healdsburg, Kenwood, Larkfield, Novato, Penngrove, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, and Windsor)

This exciting program, Splish Splash! Water’s Journey to Your Class, teaches young students about the importance of water, where their water comes from, and how to use water wisely. A Sonoma Water instructor will come to your class to conduct a 30-minute interactive lesson with your students.

3rd Grade Classroom

Third Grade Classroom Program

(Available to schools in Sonoma County, Ukiah, and Novato) 

This program includes two 60-minute lessons conducted by a Sonoma Water educator in your classroom.

Lesson 1: Addresses storm drain pollution prevention, where our drinking water comes from, and water conservation. 

Lesson 2: We are partnering with Sonoma Clean Power to provide a lesson on climate change and renewable and non-renewable energy sources.

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Fourth Grade: Where Does Our Electricity Come From?

(Available to all schools in Sonoma County except in Healdsburg and all schools in Mendocino County except in Ukiah)  

In this 75-minute classroom visit, students will explore the question, Where does our electricity come from? Hands-on activities will involve exploration and problem solving using electrical circuits, a wind-powered electric generator, and solar panels. 

5th Grade Field Program

Fifth Grade Russian River Field Program

(Available to all schools in Sonoma County, Ukiah, and Novato) 

This program offers an exploration into the Russian River watershed and Sonoma Water’s water supply and distribution system. The program consists of a 75-minute classroom lesson conducted by Sonoma Water educators and a follow-up field trip to the Russian River.

Fifth Grade Wastewater Treatment Plant Field Trip (Sonoma Valley)

Fifth Grade Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour 

(Sonoma Valley Schools Only) 

What happens to water when it goes down the drain? Bring your class on a tour of the Sonoma Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant and learn how water is treated, tested, and reused in the community.

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Sixth Grade: Electricity and Climate Change

(Available to all schools in Sonoma County except in Healdsburg and all schools in Mendocino County except in Ukiah)  

In this two-part program, students will explore the connection between the electricity we use everyday and our changing climate.

Secondary Elementary Program

Adopt a Creek: A Watershed Approach (Grades 6-12)

(Available to schools located in Cotati, Forestville, Glen Ellen, Healdsburg, Kenwood, Larkfield, Novato, Penngrove, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, and Windsor)

The Adopt a Creek program is designed to educate middle and high school students on the importance of our local creeks and watershed through hands-on science and environmental stewardship projects. Students and teachers will assess the health of their local creek, the surrounding riparian zone, and watershed. Citizen science monitoring will inform the planning of a stream enhancement project that will be developed and implemented by the students. 

Careers at the Water Agency

Shadow a Sonoma Water Employee (Grades 9 - 12)

Job shadowing provides a unique opportunity for students to explore a career path and learn the responsibilities, skill requirements, and daily tasks of a given profession. Sessions last 2 hours.