Our goal is to empower, engage, and educate students, teachers, and the community on water issues, awareness, and conservation to create behavior change.

Service Learning Project and Showcase

Inside the Outdoors will work with on campus clubs or classroom to create a Service Learning project and campus wide showcase to help educate students on ways to help conserve water and keep the little water we have clean.  The goal is to educate students at the school on local water issues to sustain long-term water awareness, water conservation practices and behavior changes.


This program is sponsored by local the Municipal Water District of Orange County and local Orange County Water Districts.  Contact our office at insidetheoutdoors@ocde.us for more information.

Teacher Trainings

These trainings will empower teachers to inspire students to increase water awareness and conservation.  These trainings will give the teachers tools they can use back in their classrooms to help create water awareness on campus and beyond.

Water Quality Teacher Workshop, grades 7-12 - FREE

Saturday, December 10, 2016
9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Orange County Department of Education
This workshop will:
  • Introduce you to water quality lesson that help you meet NGSS!
  • Explore a new technology tool SKIES, an iPad and web-based platform that encourages classroom interaction, increases student engagement, and promotes 21st century learning.
  • Feature hands-on activities that use SKIES to engage your students in water quality topics, experiments, and tests!
RSVP to rsoni@mwdh2o.com or 213-217-7262 with your name, school, grade(s)/subject(s) taught, and contact information.

Colorado River Aqueduct Inspection for Educators - Sponsored by Metropolitan District of Southern  California

January 6 - 8, 2017
​During this 3-day Inspection trip of the Colorado River Aqueduct, you will see Metropolitan’s behind-the-scenes operations. You will also learn about our education resources and conservation initiatives.  All trip expenses and food are covered for this trip.
To be considered for this trip, complete an interest request here by December 4, 2016.

Resources for Teachers and Students

Visit our resources page for curriculum information, data, resources and games from various organizations.  If you have a resource that you would like to see added to this page, email the link to insidetheoutdoors@ocde.us.