The School Water Education Program (SWEP) provides education to K-12 students on their drinking water, stormwater, and water conservation. The program also provides free resources to teachers, including two annual award-winning Project WET curriculum trainings. The program has been modified to support distance learning in 2021-2022.
Join us August 3-5 for the 2022 Solano Institute for Teachers: Preservation of Local Open Space and Water Resources. This teacher training will highlight preservation of Solano County open spaces, the region's complex water resources, and provide first-hand experiential learning to enhance curriculum in any classroom.
Click here to register now or for more information, please visit our Teacher Training webpage.
Project WET is an international, award-winning water resource education program for teachers and science educators. Teachers receive a free curriculum guide and access to the Project WET online teacher portal.
Click here to see our Project WET video
Upcoming Project WET Trainings
The next free workshop will be held February 2023. Solano Resource Conservation District and California Project WET will be leading a workshop highlighting drought and water conservation in Solano County. All educational materials are STEM/STEAM friendly and support California Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
Please check back here for more information on next year's Project WET Training in the coming months.
Water Lessons (K-12)
We're excited to offer a collection of free K-12 water-themed lessons presented virtually to support distance learning. Our interactive 30 or 60-minute lessons take students across Solano County to explore where their drinking water comes from, where their city’s stormwater goes, and how to conserve and protect this precious resource.
Ready to register? Fill out our brief registration form by clicking here.
Check out our Solano County's Water videos:
Solano County kids talk about the county's water supply: where it comes from, where it goes, why it's important, how to use it wisely, and how to keep it clean.
Funded by Solano County Water Agency.
Test Your Tap (5-12)
A two-day in-person lesson and lab where students learn about the origin of tap versus bottled water, including the environmental and health impacts of bottled water. Students bring in samples of tap and bottled water and conduct various water quality tests to compare the quality of both samples.
Click here to see a video.
Center Field Trips (K-5)
Two-hour field trip at the Dunnell Nature Center in Fairfield. Students learn about local water resources in an outdoor setting.
Solano County high school and middle school students and their teachers can win up to $1,500 in cash in Solano County Water Agency’s 12th annual video contest.
The 2022 Water Awareness Video Contest is challenging students to make a step-by-step tutorial that teaches viewers #HowTo Save Water. The topic is purposely broad so as to provide students with maximum flexibility to demonstrate water-saving tips with what they have on hand given challenges posed by the coronavirus emergency.
Learn more at the Solano County Water Agency website or download the current flyer.
Free Water Education Materials for Teachers!
- Curriculum Kits
Funding for SWEP is provided by the cities of Vacaville, Fairfield, Suisun City, Vallejo, and Benicia, as well as the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District and Solano Irrigation District.