Project AWE is a collaborative effort of the Sacramento Regional
County Sanitation District (Regional San), the Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD), Sacramento Splash,and other community partners. We offer educational opportunities at a historic dairy site for the community and K-12 students in the areas of Agriculture, Water, Energy, and the Environment (AWE).
Preserve local history for the community while promoting sustainable practices and environmental stewardship through K-12 education programs.
- Involve the community.
- Preserve local history.
- Provide high school students with opportunities for work-based learning and career pathways.
- Provide field trip programs, curricula, and teacher training for effective implementation.
- Highlight career awareness, STEM skills, stewardship, and 21st Century Learning Skills.
- Focus on agriculture, water, waste management, energy, and environmental education themes.
Our programs will eventually utilize three areas of the Regional San property located in northwest Elk Grove:
- The historic Nicolaus Dairy, established 1890
- The Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (SRWTP)
- The 2,150-acre nature preserve known as the Bufferlands