Water and Energy Education Programs

Transitional Kindergarten Program

TK and Kindergarten Classroom Program

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

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?

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

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

Sixth Grade: Electricity and Climate Change  

Students will explore the connection between the electricity we use everyday and our changing climate in a 60-minute classroom lesson and wind energy will be the focus of a 90-minute STEM workshop as students work in groups to design and test wind blades to create electricity using a small generator. 

Secondary Elementary Program

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

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)

Through this program, high school students will learn about exciting career opportunities with Sonoma Water. Our classroom visit will provide a one-hour, hands-on presentation designed to explore jobs in the water industry, including engineers, mechanics, water and wastewater treatment plant operators, environmental specialists, and more! Students can also request a free job shadow session with Sonoma Water staff.

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.

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

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

Water Awareness Poster Contest

Poster Contest

The poster contest is open all 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade teachers. Help us spread the word about the importance of water conservation by inspiring your students to create a colorful poster that could ultimately be included in our annual Water Awareness Calendar. 

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.

Download Water Education Activities

Water Education Activities

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

Secondary Elementary Program

Get Involved

View upcoming creek cleanups and other ways your class can help our watershed.

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