School Programs

The Portland Water District offers educational opportunities to schools, camps, and other groups within the Sebago Lake Watershed and PWD service area, serving elementary through postsecondary students. See eligibility map to the left.

WaterWays Program

Each year, regularly scheduled lessons are provided to approximately 1000 middle school students through our WaterWays Program, which is managed by CCSWCD.

All lessons are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Supplemental lessons and other activities are available as well. All WaterWays resources are provided on our Google Drive and accessible to anyone, and lesson supplies may also be available to loan. The overarching goal of this free program is to teach students about the ways we use, share, pollute, and protect water. If you are interested in participating, please contact for more information. Kits are in high demand and supplies are limited.


TroutKids Program

Students learn about Maine’s native brook trout, water quality, and stewardship through the TroutKids Program, managed by CCSWCD. During the winter, students raise trout in their classroom and release them into local water bodies each spring. CCSWCD coordinates trout release field trips for a set number of classes, while other teachers conduct their trout releases independently.

TroutKids provides hands-on science and stewardship opportunities while fostering knowledge about and a connection with Maine’s valuable natural resources. We have developed a comprehensive TroutKids Guide for interested teachers. Learn more by clicking the link above!



Facility Tours

Tours are provided by operators and scientists at PWD’s drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities. Click on the link above to learn about the facilities, eligibility criteria, and to request a tour.