The School Water Education Program (SWEP) provides education to K-12 students on their drinking water, storm water, and water conservation. The program also provides resources to teachers, including two annual award-winning Project WET curriculum trainings.
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.
Next Project WET Training coming Winter 2021!
Water Lessons (K-12) - no availability remaining for 2019-2020 school year
45-60 min lesson covering where drinking water comes from, watershed science, storm water pollution prevention, and water conservation. Our in-class lessons feature videos about Solano County water, highlighting each city's drinking water sources and watershed.
Test Your Tap (5-12) - no availability remaining for 2019-2020 school year
A two-day 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.
Dunnell Nature Center Field Trips (K-5) - no availability remaining for 2019-2020 school year
Two-hour field trip at the Dunnell Nature Center in Fairfield. Students learn about local water resources in an outdoor setting.
Free Water Education Materials for Teachers!
- Curriculum Kits
Funding for SWEP is provided by the cities of Vacaville, Fairfield, Suisun, Vallejo, and Benicia, as well as the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District and Solano Irrigation District.