Free Programs

The Clean Water Program contract with excellent environmental education organizations to provide free programs to schools within Alameda County. Listed below are the providers selected for school year 2017/18 and summaries of their programs.

Storm Drain Rangers: The Storm Drain Rangers Program educates 3rd through 5th grade students in Alameda county about reducing storm water pollution. Through hands-on investigations, students learn about watersheds, neighborhood-creek-bay-ocean connections, urban runoff pollution and storm water pollution prevention. The Storm Drain Rangers Program consists of three classroom lessons in which students are taught environmental concepts that address California State Science and Social Science Standards. Hands-on activities include creating a clay model of the Bay-Delta Estuary ecosystem, conducting a neighborhood storm drain pollution survey and clean-up, and creating colorful informational posters to teach others about storm drain pollution.

Caterpillar Puppets: Your K-3 students loved Froggy’s earlier adventures in Froggy to the Rescue, Froggy Takes a Vacation and last year’s Froggy Talk Radio. His campaign to keep Alameda County’s water nice and clean continues in The Froggy Report.

kids-class-01The Clean Water Program’s free school programs help young people understand and appreciate their connection to water and inspire a sense of stewardship.

Fun & Learning in the WaterThis innovative series of three programs is presented by LARPD Park Rangers and helps teachers meet many Next Generation Science Standards for 4th and 5th grade students. Two in-class programs, each one hour long, actively engage students in learning about watersheds and how pollution on land can affect the health of creatures that live in our local waterways and oceans. The in-class programs also prepare students to act as scientists to assess the health of a local creek on a 90-minute field trip to a local creek that is included in the series. (Schools must coordinate transportation.) Available to 4th and 5th grade classes in Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton. See this flyer for details about the programs and standards they meet. For more information or to schedule programs, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Peggy at (925) 960 2400.

The number of programs offered is limited, and slots are allocated by area on a first come first served basis. If you would like to sign up for a program, please contact the provider or contact us.