Free educational workshops

K-12 teachers and students will be inspired and motivated to learn from a variety of resources including workshops, games and activities, printed materials and virtual field trips.

Questions? Contact us at 1-916-732-6738 or email

Upcoming courses

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, September 19, 4 – 7:30 PM 

Teachers will learn how to present energy concepts with playacting, singing and dancing. A classroom kit including curriculum, CD, posters and DVD will be provided. 

Wednesday, September 26, 4:30 – 7:30 PM 

This GEMS workshop is aimed at teaching educators to help students arrive at a clear understanding of seasons as they investigate the connections between the Sun and Earth.

Saturday, October 6, 8:30 AM - 3 PM

Teachers will experience activities to engage students (Grades 4-12) in learning about watershed processes and human history along the banks of the American River

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.

Together, we've brightened our region with volunteers, donations, education and support for what you care about most.

  • 14,508 hours volunteered by our employees
  • $72,000 in college scholarships
  • $480,739 employee donations to charity
  • 132 free workshops
  • over $2 million in cash and in-kind support to non-profits