School Programs K12
School Water Education Program
Solano County’s School Water Education Program (SWEP) provides FREE resources for teaching water awareness and conservation.
SWEP helps K-12 educators teach youth about conserving and protecting our water resources.
Help your students understand where our community’s water comes from, how it is used, how we can conserve it, and how we can protect our local water resources.
Schedule a class presentation focused on our local water resource (K-12), test your tap lessons (5-8), attend a field trip at the Dunnell Nature Center (2-5), or attend a teacher training. More information and video can be found at solanorcd.org. Contact SWEP Program Manager Lee Ascencio at Lee.Ascencio@solanorcd.org or 707-678-1655 x117.
Program funding is provided by Solano County Water Agency, Cities of Vacaville, Fairfield, Suisun City, Vallejo, Benicia and Dixon, Solano Irrigation District and Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District
ZunZun is a performing arts group that celebrates the environments and cultures of the Americas through music. ZunZun is very active in environmental education. They have recently focused their work on water issues, and have been hired by water districts and environmental organizations throughout California. For water education programs, visit www.zunzuntunes.com/water.php.
Rock Steady Juggling
Rock Steady Juggling provides innovative and high-quality educational entertainment. Shows feature comedy, juggling, magic and audience participation. Recycling and water agencies provide funding to create fun and informative school shows. Students and teachers learn how to incorporate the concepts of water conservation and water pollution prevention into their day-to-day activities. Find information at http://rocksteadyjuggling.com.
Marine Science Institute
The Marine Science Institute‘s philosophy is founded on the idea that putting students in direct physical contact with their local bay environment will engage their curiosity, enrich their understanding of science, and foster environment responsibility. MSI provides resources for teachers and hosts school programs.