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
Take a walking tour of the Regional Water Quality Control Plant and see how operators, scientists, engineers, and educators work together to clean 20 million gallons of wastewater daily before it’s released to San Francisco Bay. Tours are offered on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday with an appointment. Students must be 6th grade or higher. Closed-toe shoes are required.
To schedule a tour, see our updated Plant Tour Request Form and Guidelines or call (650) 329-2598.
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.