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The School Water Education Program (SWEP) provides education to K-12 students on their drinking water, stormwater, and water conservation. Students are prompted to use exploration routines to develop a mindset of curiosity, support development of scientific language and use of tools, and to directly engage with their peers to build social and science communication skills. The program also provides free resources to teachers, including the annual Solano Water Institute teacher training. The primary program goal of the SWEP Program is to help students develop an awareness of their local water resources. Specifically, students obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about where their water comes from and how they can protect their water resources from drought and runoff pollution.

To learn more, please email us at .

Solano County Water Lessons (K-8)

Solano County Water Lessons through the School Water Education Program provide students a hands-on 50-minute lesson where they use maps, photos, discussion, and a 3D interactive model to explore our water resources and discover what they can do to conserve and protect our water. This lesson is available to any K-8 classroom in Solano County.

Ready to register? Fill out our brief registration form by clicking here.

Check out our Solano County's Water videos:

Video for Young Students

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.

Video for Older Students and Adults

Solano County neighbors discover their water source and how they can help protect their local watershed. 

Funded by Solano County Water Agency.

Test Your Tap (5-8) 

In this two-day lesson series, students will discover the source of their tap water and the intersectionality of all water users. Students examine the impacts different users can have on the quantity and quality of water we use for drinking, agriculture, manufacturing, and recreation. During the second lesson, students participate in a lab to run a series of quality tests on their tap water, seeing for themselves the quality of water in Solano County.


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.

Water Awareness Video Contest

Solano County students in grades 6-12 and their teachers can win up to $1,500 in cash by participating in a video contest.

The Water Awareness Video Contest challenges students to make a short video to teach viewers about water conservation. Check out our contest page for more information. Entries will be accepted January 1 - April 11, 2024.

Solano Institute

Join us July 31st - August 2nd for the 2024 Solano Institute for Teachers. 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. 

Project WET is an international, award-winning water resource education program for teachers and science educators. Teachers who participate in the Solano Institute receive a free curriculum guide and access to the Project WET online teacher portal. 

If you are interested in attending, please fill out our interest form on our Events page and be the first to find out when registration opens.

Click here to see our Project WET video

Funding for SWEP is provided by the Solano County Water Agency, the cities of Vacaville, Fairfield, Suisun City, Vallejo, and Benicia, as well as the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District.

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1170 N Lincoln, Ste. 110
Dixon, CA 95620

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