Education Programs

Sweetwater Authority offers free water education programs and resources to schools in Sweetwater Authority's service area (PDF)

In-class presentations and tours are not currently being offered; however, Sweetwater Authority is offering mini-grants to assist with water curriculum. See below for more details.  

High School Photo Contest

Sweetwater Authority's 2017 High School Photo Contest's theme is "Water: Our Essential Resource." Photo entries are due March 10, 2017 by 5 p.m. View detailed contest information.

Elementary School Poster Contest

"Water is Life" poster contest is open to all elementary schools within Sweetwater Authority's service area. Note: 2016 contest not held.

View the 2017 Winners and Honorable Mentions.

School Mini-Grants & Teacher Resources

Teachers in Sweetwater Authority's service can apply for a mini-grant up to $430 to assist your water curriculum. Grants can be used to fund bus reimbursements, the Splash Lab Mobile, Living Coast Discovery Center, Green Machine, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center or water assemblies. Funding is limited, and must be approved prior to scheduling a program. Complete and submit a mini-grant application.

The San Diego County Water Authority also offers resources for teachers and schools. For information on their programs, please visit San Diego County Water Authority.

Please call 619-409-6781 if you have any questions.

Classroom materials are also available for your school. Order or inquire about books, games, lab kits, posters, videos and more!

Ms. Smart Plants

Ms. Smarty-Plants award-winning programs inspire young people through interactive and engaging hands-on learning in water conservation and stewardship of the earth. Book a field trip or assembly with Ms. Smarty-Plants at The Water Conservation Garden.