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WRD EDUCATION PROGRAM

WRD loves to share our passion for water and water education with teachers and students of all ages! The Water Replenishment District’s Education Program offers an array of programs featuring interactive student activities that touch on interesting topics such as the importance of groundwater, water treatment, and resource conservation.


WRD's Education Program includes:
  • In-Classroom visits
  • Science Night
  • Water Treatment Facility tours
  • Health Fairs
  • Eco Gardener classes
  • Student Art Calendar Contest
  • Annual Groundwater Festival

Activities & Program Updates

Online Activities

WRD Online Activities

Complete these activities for an opportunity to receive a WRD Water Nerd Certificate and water conservation prizes!


(Click on each activity below to access)

 

Education Updates/Newsletter


ARC FIELD TRIP PROGRAM

The WRD Albert Robles Center for Water Recycling & Environmental Learning (ARC) encompasses an advanced water treatment facility, a fully digital learning center, and water-efficient demonstration gardens. K-12th grade classes are invited to participate in a facilitated field trip that immerses students into a dynamic and interactive environment. The program builds on visitors’ prior knowledge of, and everyone’s daily connection to, the water cycle with specific attention to groundwater and recycled water. Students are challenged to analyze the information presented and use critical thinking skills to propose conservation and engineering solutions to the problems or issues presented. ARC also incorporates career development in which students and teachers will gain exposure to, and exploration of, water careers with varying levels of educational requirements.

If you would like any information regarding our Education Program please contact Monica Sijder at msijder@wrd.org.

Teacher Resources 

The Water Passport - booklet of hands-on activities (download  here!)

  • The Water Passport is a series of hands-on lessons for 4th-6th grades to teach the basics of water resources and groundwater
  • WRD staff can bring the passport to your school or can train teachers to use the passport

 

Free Teacher Workshops!!

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) Workshops
  • ​Project WET activities engage students with hands-on water science lessons 
  • Workshops are free and attendees leave with the full Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide
  • Workshops include a tour of a water treatment or groundwater recharge facility

 

 

Eco-Gardener Workshops 

  • Hands-on lessons on CA native and low-water usage gardening

If you are interested in learning more about Eco-gardening, please visit our Eco-Gardener page here

 

 

Free Curriculum

California EEI (Education and the Environment Innitiative) https://www.californiaeei.org/
  • EEI Curriculum teaches CA content standards in science through an environmental lense
  • Register to receive the units for free

 

 


 

WRD's Education Partners

         

 

 

 

Environmental & Water Education Resources