School Water Education Program
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.
For more SWEP program information, contact Laura Morgan.
Water Lessons (K-12)
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)
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.
Benicia Middle School students compare tap water and bottled water by conducting water quality tests.
Project WET (K-12)
Project WET is an international, award-winning water resource education program for teachers. Teachers receive a free curriculum guide and access to the Project WET online teacher portal.
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Contact Workshop Coordinator Wendy Low to learn more.
Dunnell Nature 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.
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.