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

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WRD's Education Program includes:

  • ARC Field Trip Program
  • Annual Student Art Calendar Contest
  • Annual Groundwater Festival
  • In-Classroom Visits
  • Science Nights
  • Career Fairs
  • Health Fairs
  • Eco Gardener Classes




Collage of an environmental learning center' exterior, interactive displays, a group of students, and water treatment equipment.

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.

To schedule a field trip please fill out the following form - Field Trip Program will reopen July 2024 for the 2024-2025 School Year.

WRD ARC Field Trip Flyer_Print.pdf
An informational flyer about Water Replenishment District (WRD) ARC field trips, promoting educational visits to learn about water management.


Check out a virtual tour of the Albert Robles Center! 

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Colorful children's drawings about water conservation for a student art calendar contest.

 The WRD Water Awareness Calendar helps educate people about the importance of water and the role they can play in water conservation every day by changing their habits at home and at school.

Every year we run the Annual Student Art Contest and receive hundreds of submissions and pick 23 winners including 1 grand prize winner. The winners have their artwork published in the calendar and the grand prize winner has their artwork on the cover of the calendar. Winners also receive certificates of recognition, printed copies of the calendar and other fun prizes! All participants receive a certificate of participation and a copy of the calendar which are sent out to their schools. 

Please visit the contest page for full contest rules and to see our winners from this year!


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In support of the Student Art Contest, WRD is pleased to offer teachers a Water Education Teacher Grant for environmental education in their classrooms. Teachers with the most participation in this the Student Art Contest receive a small grant* to spend on water education materials. (*Grants are provided by our generous Art Contest sponsors.)

Please visit our Teacher Grant page for more information.