The New School Year is off to a Great Start!
The Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD/District) hosted its first week of field trips at the Environmental Learning Center, by hosting John L. Golden Elementary School as the first to kick off the 2018/2019 field trip season. Over 50 third-grade students from Golden Elementary participated in various hands-on activities highlighting topics including the water cycle, planting drought tolerant plants, vermicomposting and more!
Since 2006, CVWD has educated over 15,000 students at the Environmental Learning Center, last year topping more than 1,800 students! For several years, CVWD has partnered with the City of Rancho Cucamonga and the Inland Empire Resource Conservation District to educate thousands of students and residents in the Inland Empire about the importance of conserving water and other natural resources. This year, the City of Rancho Cucamonga introduced a new activity at the Environmental Learning Center called, Food Too Good to Waste, teaching students the importance of reducing food waste at home and school.
The Environmental Learning Center is just one of the many educational opportunities that CVWD offers. Fifth grade teachers in the CVWD service area are encouraged to participate in the 2019 Fifth Grade Poster Contest, one of the District’s long-standing education programs, celebrating 30 years of student art. CVWD also encourages teachers to apply for the Water Education Water Awareness Committee’s (WEWAC) EduGrant program, rewarding grants up to $800 to teachers seeking to do creative classroom projects (deadline to apply: November 1). Additionally, the District encourages teachers and educators to consider additional resources including City of Rancho Cucamonga’s EcoHero Show, offered for free to elementary schools in Rancho Cucamonga.
For more information on CVWD’s Environmental Learning Center or other education programs, visit CVWDwater.com or call (909) 987-2591.