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School Water Education Program


swep-01 Students inspect California poppies at the Dunnell Nature Park and Education Center in Fairfield as part of a SWEP field trip opportunity. 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.

Click here to view the elementary version. Click here to view the secondary and adult version.

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)

projectWET logoProject 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.

Click here to see our Project WET video or click here to download the flier.

Upcoming Trainings:

swep-02 The Solano RCD hosts two annual Project WET trainings for teachers and educators. Saturday, February 23, 2019 – sign up now

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
  • Workbooks/Pamphlets
  • Posters
  • Pencils/Erasers

SWEP stuff rectangleFunding 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.

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Solano Resource Conservation District

1170 N Lincoln, Ste. 110
Dixon, CA 95620

Phone: (707) 678-1655 x 101

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