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Upcoming virtual classes

Make STEAM education come alive for your students with free, professional workshops that include hands-on activities and materials.

Wednesday, November 4, 4 - 5 PM

Join us as we explore activities to engage students in the study of watersheds. Learn techniques for delineating these features on maps to calculating the effects of changing land use patterns and understanding relationships in data used to monitor potential impacts to water quality.  This class is suitable for grades 4-12.

Thursday, November 5, 4 - 5 PM

Join us for an evening of activities to engage students in the water sector from the urban water cycle to learning basic skills to interpret streamflow relationships. Suitable for grades K-12.

Wednesday, November 18, 4 - 5 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.

Tuesday, December 1, 4 - 5 PM

Join in this hands on workshop and learn how to teach the science of circuitry through art by making fabric projects which are decorated with festive LED lights! Grades 4-12. 

Educational activities

Get out-of-the-classroom, hands-on experience with energy and engineering.

Online learning

Explore our library of standards-based lesson plans, hands-on activity guides, educational animated videos, and other STEAM related content.

Parent resources for children


Looking for ways to keep kids engaged while learning at home?

Keep your home learners engaged with age-appropriate, standards-based lessons from SMUD and the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED).

Each lesson will include a short reading, worksheet and additional learning resources. View lessons for:

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

High school

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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.

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