Students learn about the source of their drinking water through an expedition on a research vessel in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. This interactive program features breakout sessions to cover various topics about life in the Delta and how we are connected to it.
This unique water education program is designed specifically for 5th grade classes and is available free of charge to schools in our service area. The program is sponsored by local water and wastewater agencies including us (Contra Costa Water District), Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, Delta Diablo and the Mt. View Sanitary District. This program is presented by Marine Science Institute.
Typically, this program is offered in person every year during January and February aboard a 90-foot research vessel, the R.V. Robert G. Brownlee, that launches from the Antioch Harbor. See photos of voyages from previous years to the right. In recent years, we've offered alternatives with the goal of maximizing safety while preserving program effectiveness. Stay tuned for program sign up information in the fall!