Professional Development


Professional Development
For Classroom and Outdoor Educators

Central San supports educators across Contra Costa county and beyond. We host an annual professional development series - the Summer Teacher Academy – at sites across our facility. 

We also work collaboratively with local school districts during teacher release time for support and training. Those sites include: 

– The Mt Diablo Unified School District

– The Lafayette Elementary School District

– The San Ramon Valley Unified School District

– The Contra Costa County Office of Education 


In addition, Central San is a regular contributor to educator networks across California, including: 

– The Water Education Committee hosted by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) 

– The California Environmental Education Interagency Network (CEEIN) 

– The California Association of Science Educators (CASE) 

– The Bay Area Water & Wastewater Workforce Reliability Network (BAYWORK) 


To learn more about the professional development services we offer, please contact Ben Lavender at (925) 335-7723 or