Meet Local Students Who Became Drain Heroes 

A few weeks before shelter-in place was mandated in San Francisco, Kelly Newman, a science teacher for middle and high school students at St. John’s Academy, adopted several drains close to the school as part of the SFPUC’s Adopt a Drain Program. An advocate for watershed programs, Newman wanted to teach her students awareness about ecosystems, the environment, ground water, and wastewater.   “It is so important to me to educate students…

Engineers and Scientists Bring STEM Activities to Classrooms in Tuolumne County

The SFPUC and its social impact partners, Stantec, Wood Group PLC, McMillen Jacobs Associates, and Black and Veatch will once again participate in Tuolumne County’s annual Engineers and Scientists in Schools Week, taking place from March 9 – 13.  During the program, scientists and engineers will visit nearly 50 classrooms throughout Tuolumne County, where they…

Public Service Pathway Students Taught the SFPUC a Lesson

“You should listen to what we say. Just because we’re high school students, we still know things,” recommended one of the students from John O’Connell High School. Earlier this week, several dozen students from the Public Service Pathway at John O’Connell High School presented what they learned about the SFPUC’s Community Assistance Program (CAP) and…

Over 500 Students Visited Learning Garden Since September 2019

College Hill Learning Garden has been busy this school year with over 500 students visiting the garden on field trips since September 2019. The SFPUC began directly managing the Learning Garden’s site and programs in late August after the closure of the nonprofit grantee, Education Outside, last summer. Since that transition, the garden has coordinated…

Capturing History One File at a Time

Imagine getting a glimpse of the history of your neighborhood from original documents. Over the past two years, a unique group of student interns have been sorting through dusty old records and maps to capture and preserve San Francisco history while gaining important skills at the same time.   “Our interns are creating important modern…