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Education Program Manager
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These interactive hands-on water-related activities are taught by professional Water Education Specialists. Each activity takes about 50 minutes to present and is packed with essential information that meets stringent Science Content Standards for California Public Schools.
Our selection of interactive classroom activities include:
The Life Box: Used to introduce the four essential factors for life (soil, sun, air, water), with special focus on how plants, wildlife and human communities have formed around water. (50 minutes)
Sum of The Parts: Students demonstrate how humans contribute to the pollution of a river as it flows through a water-shed. They learn to recognize the sources of water pollution and how everyone’s “contribution” can be reduced. (50 minutes)
The Incredible Journey: With a roll of the die, students interactively simulate the movement of water as it moves through the water cycle. They record their journey and identify and describe the movement of water through the water cycle as it circulates and changes its molecular state. (50-90 minutes)
Who Dirtied The Bay: Students participate in an interactive history lesson that demonstrates how California settlers contributed to the pollution of San Pablo Bay and California’s waterways. This lesson teaches children to interpret, analyze and come up with solutions to prevent urban water pollution. (50 minutes)
A House of Seasons: By constructing (cutting and pasting) a collage of pictures, students lean the role water plays in each of Earth's changing seasons. This activity engages students to think critically about the four seasons and how water use changes throughout the year. (50 minutes)
Water Facts: Using a "slide glide" and colorful handouts, students identify water use processes and calculate how much water is routinely used around the house and in the argricultural community. The activity emphasizes simple ways to conserve water by modifying daily water use habits. (30-45 minutes)
Field Trips and Tours
Our water treatment field trip & plant tour is currently being developed. Very soon we plan to offer guided tours of the City’s drinking water treatment plant that is centrally located in the City of Vallejo on Fleming Hill Road. Transportation services will be included. We need to know your school’s level of interest and demand for this type of activity. Please contact us directly via phone or email if you are interested in this form of educational experience.
We provide free Water Education for Teachers (Project WET) training. These popular 6-hour seminars for K-12 educators promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of water resources through the development and use of interactive teaching activities. Participants receive a free 500-page Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide that is packed full of innovative activities that are hands-on, easy to use, and fun!
Teaching professionals can take advantage of our growing water education library that is packed with informative books, periodicals, maps and videos. If we don’t have something you need in the classroom, we will use our extensive network of water conservation specialists to locate it for you.
Water-Saving Devices and Classroom Supplies
Teachers can take advantage of our large selection of free water-saving gadgets and teaching supplies that can be integrated into any earth science or environmental learning experience.
We have many personal contacts with water conservation professionals in the local community and around the State. Let us know what your water conservation teaching needs are and there is a good chance we can help!
Who Pays for This?
State mandates require local water purveyors to implement and promote water conservation measures. The services provided through our School Education Program are paid for through a combination of grant funding and local water rate revenue.