The RWQCP offers interactive Watershed Protection and sea Level Rise classroom programs.
IN-PERSON PROGRAMS ARE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE. Please email us if you would like to be notified when classroom presentations resume.
The RWQCP offers informative and interactive classroom programs for public and private schools within our service area: East Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Stanford. We reach over 100 classrooms each year offering water-quality topics that meet California State Science Standards.
OTHER AVAILABLE PROGRAMS
STUDENT-FOCUSED Wastewater treatment PLANT TOURS
Tours are currently not offered due to COVID restrictions. Please email us to be contacted when tours are offered again.
Learn what happens when water leaves your sinks, toilets and showers and is filtered, cleaned, and treated before being discharged to our Bay. Students will be taken on a tour of the treatment plant and shown the beginning-to-end process by a plant operations staff person. An illustrated handout will be provided to assist the students on the tour. Call us at 650.329-2901 to set up a tour*.
*Tours should be set up in advance and are free. An age restriction of 11 years or older is enforced for safety reasons.
A fun, interactive tool that the RWQCP uses to help students learn about sources and prevention of water pollution is the portable Enviroscape model. Ask us about bringing it to a school event or fair and one of our trained staff will set it up and demonstrate how a watershed works. Our model will show how nonpoint sources like storm water, transportation, recreation and residential areas, and point sources like factories, sewage treatment plants and stormdrains allow multiple types of pollution to travel through our communities and towns.