Resources

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Local Water District Contests

Water Awareness Poster Contest - Sponsored by Municipal Water District of Orange County

The theme for this year is "Finding Water".  Students in grade Kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to enter this poster contest.  Winners from each category will receive an iPad.  For rules and entry information, download the contest form.

Anaheim Public Utilities - 2017 Water Conservation Poster Contest

Students in the City of Anaheim in 1st through 8th grade are encouraged to enter this year's water conservation poster contest.  This year's theme is "Water is Life".  Winners will be honored at a pre-game ceremony for an Angel's game.  For contest rules and additional information, download the contest flyer.

 

General Resources

Save Our Water cartoon of hand turning off dripping faucet

BeWaterWise.com​

 

OCWaterSmart.com

OverWateringisOut.org

 

Pacific Institute - A global water think tank that carries out research and outreach for various water issues.
Water Conservation at Home - Article that includes links to many additional sites
Water Education Foundation (based in Sacramento)
 
Sign up for the Municipal Water District of Southern California newsletter here.  You will receive emails with information on their education programs and those of their partners.

Drought

Native Plants

These organizations sell native plants in Orange County.  Their hours vary, we recommend contacting them before visiting their locations.
Tree of Life Nursery - located in San Juan Capistrano
Shipley Nature Center - located in Huntington Beach
Back to Natives - located in Santa Ana

Water Footprint

Water Footprint Network - Data and Resources for assessing water footprint
Water Footprint Calculator - Estimate your water use

California Water Fix - Reliable. Clean. Water.

California Water Fix - Quick Facts PDF

Audits

Online School Audit - coming soon!

For Teachers

Metropolitan Water District Water Education Program
Education and the Environment EEI - Free Downloadable Curriculum for K-12
Waves, Wetlands and Watersheds - Curriculum for Grades 3rd-8th
Our Wetlands, Our World -  Curriculum for High School
Project WET - Curriculum for Grades K-12
Environmental Concern - WOW (Wonders of Wetlands) Curriculum and other resources
SWAP (School Wide Audit Program) - Many different audits for your students to use at home and in school
USGS Water Science School - Teacher Resources geared more for Elementary teachers

For Students

Interactive website from Metropolitan Water District:
Solar Cup - High School program for Building Solar Boats
OC Water Heroes! - Resources and Games for Elementary School students

Government Agencies

Find Your Local Water District

Most Orange County water districts are part of the Municipal Water District of Orange County.  You can use their interactive map to find your water district or refer to their list of member agencies.
 
If you are in Anaheim, Fullerton, or Santa Ana, your water districts are listed below.
 
 
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