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December 06, 2022 6:51AM
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Education

IRWD has provided free water education programs to local students and adults since the mid-1970s — supporting learning activities in the classroom, online, and out in the community to build awareness about the importance of water, its many sources, and how to use it wisely.

For more information, contact us at info@IRWD.com or 949-453-5500.

  1. For schools
  2. For the community
  3. Online resources
  4. Other resources

For schools and teachers

Information on what we offer for schools and teachers.

Schools

Assemblies and field trips

We partner with Discovery Cube Orange County to create and provide free Next Generation Science Standards water education to K-8 students throughout our service area, including private school and home-schooling groups. These IRWD-sponsored activities, for grades K-6, include assemblies, workshops, labs and field trips to IRWD’s San Joaquin Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary.

Since 2007, more than 125,000 local students have benefited from this program. For more information, or to book a program, contact Discovery Cube by email or by phone at 714-263-3815.

 

Online resources for students

For the community

Information on what we offer members of our community.

Community

Nature walks and programs

We also team up with Sea & Sage Audubon Society to support educational programs at the marsh, including community workshops, summer and day camps, bat walks, naturalist programs, birding programs and more. Visit SeaAndSageAudubon.org for more information and scheduling, or stop by the Audubon House at the marsh!

 

Customized programming

IRWD experts are available for presentations and tours for local organizations, high schools and colleges. Click here for information.

Online resources

Videos, webinars and virtual tours for anyone who wants to learn about water.

For students

Virtual tours

Videos

Recycled Water, Green Communities

How do we keep home faucets flowing while also keeping the community so green and beautiful? IRWD employees walk you through our innovative process – showing how we transform used water into recycle water for landscape and other uses. Water is too valuable to use just once.


Journey of a Water Sample: How We Safeguard Your Water

Learn all about how IRWD scientists and water system operators safeguard your drinking water.

Workshops and webinars

View complete listing of recorded events on landscaping, leak-fixing, and more

Other resources

Additional information about educational programs offered by IRWD.

Annual Poster Contests

Each year, we invite students in kindergarten through fifth grade to participate in the "Water is Life" poster contest. Students have the opportunity for their winning art work to be published in the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's annual calendar. Students in sixth through 12th grade may enter the Water Awareness Photography and Digital Arts Contest.


Expert Resources

Contact our Water Efficiency Specialists

View our Water Efficiency Resource Guide

IRWD experts are also available for education events such as science fairs, ask-a-scientist night, etc. For more information about IRWD's student education programs or to sign your class or student group up for a tour or lesson please contact us.