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Educators Resource Guide

The Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD) has created this newsletter as a Resource Guide to inform educators of all the FREE water and environmental education materials available to them. This newsletter lists an inventory of water and environmental organizations o­ffering programs, field trips, workshops, contests and curriculum that educators can take advantage of all FREE of charge. Please use this resource guide as a “one stop shop” when searching for a new and engaging activity to add to your classroom curriculum.

All resources provided in this newsletter are standards-based STEM education programs and align with the State of California science education standards. CVWD o­ffers an interactive 1st - 6th grade ‑field trip to the Environmental Learning Center (ELC) where students learn about water and environmental issues through hands-on activities. The ELC is designed to be used by teachers to help meet the State of California science education standards and the Education and the Environment Initiative principles and concepts.

Media Contest: Water Conservation Campaign

The objective of the “Water Conservation Campaign” is to increase awareness of the importance of water in Southern California through creativity and imagination. The program is intended to enhance group participation--class projects are welcome-- by providing the opportunity for financial support to do creative classroom projects that might not otherwise be possible. For additional information or to download the contest entry form, visit the WEWAC website.

Water Scholar Program 

The Water Education Water Awareness Committee established the "WEWAC Water Scholar Program" in order to promote water awareness through education programs. The Water Scholar Program provides financial support to high school seniors planning to attend a two or four year college in the following school year. Applicants must submit an essay that addresses the following prompt: Describe what the importance of clean water means to you

Who can apply: High school seniors living in the collective WEWAC service area and planning to attend a two or four year college in the following school year.

**Three $500 scholarships payable to an educational institution upon proof of enrollment.

For minimum eligibility requirements and essay rules, visit the WEWAC website.

EduBucks Program

EduBucks is a water education grant program designed to increase student awareness of the importance of water in Southern California. It is intended to improve and supplement academic instruction by providing financial support to teachers seeking to do creative classroom projects that might not otherwise be possible. All K-12 teachers are eligible to participate for grant awards of up to $600 each. Teachers may apply individually or as a team, as long as the project involves water education.

Applications for the program are typically available in mid-October and can be obtained electronically at the WEWAC website, or you may call the WEWAC message center at 909-931-4238.

National Theatre for Children: Kindergarten - Sixth Grade

The district is pleased to offer free to your school a live theatrical production focusing on water conservation and the protection of our natural resources. The program is designed for students kindergarten through sixth grade. It is performed by professional actors from the National Theatre for Children. Grade appropriate workbooks and teacher guides are provided to reinforce student learning.

Evaluations show students experiencing this unique type of performance retain the valuable lessons and educational messages as well as enjoy the lively entertainment.

There are a limited number of performances available on a first come first serve basis. Please contact National Theatre for Children at 800-858-3999 to schedule a performance.