Upcoming classes

Make STEAM education come alive for your students with free, professional workshops that include hands-on activities and materials. See our full list of upcoming classes.

Wednesday, January 29, 4:30-7:30 PM

Learn how your students in grades 4-9 can design and construct a mini solar carnival with rides and attractions powered by the sun.

Tuesday, February 4, 4:30 - 7:30 PM

Find out how your classroom can become part of a global education network by designing and building solar charging solutions for emergency preparedness and education.

Wednesday, February 12, 4:30 - 7:30 PM

Students will explore how language can provide clues to the climate of the cultural zones where it originated. This class is suitable for grades–3-8.

Educational events

Get out-of-the-classroom, hands-on experience with energy and engineering by getting involved in one of our free annual competitions or events.

Hands holding a cell phone to take a photo or video of an EV

Charge up change!

SMUD is hosting a new competition for middle school students in Sacramento County. Any student in grades 7 – 8, individually or with a team of up to three can apply. Simply create a 1-2 minute video on why electric vehicles are cool for a chance to win scholarships and prizes!

Learn more

The deadline to apply has ended.



For your classroom

Learn about other resources to make science come alive in your classroom.

Inspire tomorrow’s leaders in the energy industry with free lesson plans, videos, tools and more.

See what’s happening with science and education in our region, including resources and upcoming events.

Powering education


We're proud to light your homes, your businesses and the streets around your neighborhood. And because we're community owned and not-for-profit, we keep you at the heart of all we do, like supporting local schools with fun, hands-on science education.