Solano County’s School Water Education Program (SWEP) provides resources to help teach water awareness and conservation to K-12 students. Solano County teachers can schedule a class presentation, borrow a teaching kit, receive educational materials, attend a teacher training, and participate in a water-themed field trip at the Dunnell Nature Center in Fairfield.
Click here for our SWEP FLIER
In-Class Water Lesson Taught by SWEP Educators
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.
In-Class Test Your Tap Lesson Taught by SWEP Staff (5-12)
A two-day lesson and lab where students learn about the origin of tap vs. bottled water, including the environmental and health impacts of bottled water. Students bring in samples of tap and bottle water and conduct various water quality tests to determine the overall quality of both samples. Click here to see a video.
Project WET Teacher Training (K-12) Water Education for Teachers
Award winning, international teacher training program. Teachers receive a free curriculum guide (book) and access to the Project WET online teacher portal. Click here to see a video. To download a Project WET flier click HERE.
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
Bring SWEP to Your Classroom
Contact Laura Morgan, RCD Education Coordinator
Funding for SWEP is provided by:
Cities of Vacaville, Fairfield, Suisun, Vallejo, Benicia, Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District & Solano Irrigation District