Sweetwater Authority invests in the education of students in our service area to foster knowledge and appreciation for the value of water, and to bring awareness to the vital service the Authority provides to our customers and community.
Virtual Classroom Resources
As educators in our community continue to navigate and adapt to the challenges of teaching students during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Authority has compiled a list of regional resources available to help bring water-related education materials into the virtual classroom.
To see the current list of resources available, click here: Virtual Education Resources List
“Water is Life” Poster Contest
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Mini-grant ProgramMini-grants support and enhance a variety of water-related curriculum and education opportunities by helping offset program/material costs. Educators are encouraged to seek creative and innovative uses for mini-grant funds that promote student understanding of water or the water industry.
Click here for information and application.
Ms. Smarty-Plants™ Assemblies
The Water Conservation Garden’s Ms. Smarty-Plants assemblies deliver an educational and interactive experience that teaches K-6 students important information about water conservation, and their relation to the ecosystem as a whole.
Click here to apply for mini-grant funds for a Ms. Smarty-Plants™ assembly.
A partnership between Chula Vista Elementary School District, Sweetwater Authority and Otay Water District, Hydro Station is a unique learning experience that teaches students about careers and opportunities in the water industry. Each year, 4,000 fifth-grade students visit the Hydro Station, located at the Authority’s award-winning Desalination Facility.
As the Official Water Provider of Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, Sweetwater Authority supports Olivewood’s educational and outreach efforts that promote the safety, value, and efficiency of tap water. Olivewood reaches more than 2,500 National School District students each year through their school education program.
Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center
Sweetwater Authority offers water education content on Thrively, an online educational platform that teaches students based on their strengths and interests.
Living Coast Discovery Center
Sweetwater Authority’s interactive exhibit at the Living Coast Discovery Center teaches visitors about the wildlife and water quality of the Sweetwater River watershed.
San Diego County Office of Education's Splash Lab & Green Machine
Sweetwater Authority’s mini-grants can help fund visits from the San Diego County Office of Education's Splash Lab and Green Machine. These mobile science labs teach students about water, healthy watersheds and the environment.