Online Education Resources
Aquapedia is an interactive online water encyclopedia that provides easy-to-understand factual information on topical water issues. The resource articles are vetted by the Water Education Foundation and supplemented with photos, graphics, videos, and other online tools.
Chino Basin Water Conservation District - Education Programs
A public agency based in Montclair whose goal is the protection of the Chino Groundwater Basin in order to guarantee that current and future water needs will be met. Education programs include an art poster contest, Earth Day event for 5th graders, and tours of the demonstration garden featuring drought-tolerant plants in natural settings. Water wise gardening classes are also available for residents and professional landscape personnel. Visit www.cbwcd.org for more information.
Chino Creek Wetlands & Educational Park
22-acre park demonstrating water supply improvement, storm water treatment, and water efficiency. Additional park features include wetlands and riparian habitat, sampling stations, picnic areas and visitor's center, bridges, and an amphitheater. Education programs include Field Trips, Water Discovery Program and Field Trip Bussing Grant. Operated in partnership between Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) and Santa Ana Watershed Association. Visit the IEUA Park Website for more information.
Garden in Every School Program
Establishment of school gardens featuring drought-tolerant plants and efficient irrigation methods, coordinated with state-aligned curriculum materials. Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) administers the Garden in Every School Program. Seven schools selected annually from pool of applicants. Each receives $4,500 for garden design, construction, plant materials and irrigation system.
Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) - Education Programs
Regional wastewater treatment agency and supplier of imported water. IEUA offers tours of wastewater treatment plant, as well as numerous other education programs. To learn more or schedule a tour, visit IEUA's website.
Water Education Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC)
Consortium of 13 water agencies in west San Bernardino County and east Los Angeles County whose mission is to promote the efficient use of water and to increase public awareness of the importance of water in Southern California. WEWAC Programs include EduGrants, Project WET Workshop, Public Service Announcement Video Contest, and Los Angeles County Fair Demonstration Garden Monte Vista Water District is a charter member of WEWAC.
California Department of Water Resources - Education Materials
Education services and materials are provided to schools throughout California by the Public Affairs Office of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR).
Frontier Project - Education Programs
A non-profit sustainable development advocacy organization, formed by the Cucamonga Valley Water District and centered around a 14,000-square-foot Leed-certified demonstration building in Rancho Cucamonga. Educational programs for all ages and grades, including tours of the building, high school programs, student internship and research study opportunities. Visit the Frontier Project website to learn more or schedule a tour.
Inland Empire Resource Conservation District
Partners with local, county, state and federal agencies in addressing natural resource issues. Offers free environmental programs in the schools within the Monte Vista Water District service area. Visit the Conservation District Website to learn more.
Metropolitan Water District - Community Partnering Program
Provides sponsorships to non-profit community organizations, educational institutions, public agencies and professional associations for short and long-term water-related projects, events and activities. Apply via the Community Partnering Program Website.
Metropolitan Water District - Water Education Programs for Teachers
Distributes curriculum and activity materials, at no cost, to educators within Metropolitan's service area (includes all Monte Vista Water District schools). Programs include elementary, secondary and post-secondary education curricula, supplemental materials, assemblies and in-class presentations for Kindergarten through 12th graders teachers and students. Visit the Water Education Programs for Teachers Website to learn more.
Project Learning Tree
An award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12. Details can be found on the Project Learning Tree Website.
Project Water Education for Teachers (WET)
Project WET facilitates and promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the dissemination of classroom-ready teaching aids and the establishment of internationally sponsored Project WET programs. The Water Education Foundation (WEF) is the California Coordinator for Project WET. Teachers in the Monte Vista Water District service area can attend a free Project WET workshop, hosted annually by the Water Education Water Awareness Committee.
Water Education Foundation
Provides materials about water resource issues. Has a special page on California Issues. The Water Education Foundation hosts Project WET California.
Earthday.gov is a cooperative effort across the entire U.S. government. Earthday.gov is a portal to resources and information for teachers and students that promotes environmental awareness and education throughout the year.
Education & the Environment Initiative
The mission of the Education and Environment Initiative (EEI) is to develop a unified strategy to bring education about the environment into school districts using the Model Curriculum Plan and California's Environmental Principles and Concepts.
A water education resource library, with resource links on the following topics: Water Quality, Wetlands and Watersheds, Water Conservation, and Other Water Education Resources. Developed by APEC Water Systems. FreeDrinkingWater.com Website
National Ground Water Association (NGWA) - Educator Resources
List of groundwater resources and materials to help elementary and secondary education professionals prepare lesson plans on the subject of groundwater.
The B-WET Program is an environmental education program that supports locally relevant experiential learning in the kindergarten through grade twelve environment. The primary delivery is through competitive grants.
Save Our Water
Statewide public outreach program designed to educate Californians on the state's water challenges and encourage them to reduce the amount of water they use everyday. Joint effort by the Association of California Water Agencies and the California Department of Water Resources. Visit the Save Our Water Website.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Teaching Center
Information, lesson plans, activities for environmental education. Includes information on workshops, conferences, grants, and awards. For both formal and nonformal educators. Visit the EPA Teaching Center Website.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) - Science Education
Scientific information to support teaching, learning, education (Kindergarten through 12th grade), and university-level inquiry and research. Includes online resources, lessons, data, maps. Visit the USGS Science Education Website.
U.S. Geological Survey - Water Education Resources
Water resource information for students and teachers. Visit the USGS Water Education Resources Website.
U.S. Geological Survey - Water Science for Schools
The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science for Schools website offers information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center.
Water - Use It Wisely
Water conservation campaign, with lots of tips and information. Includes Kids section with lesson plans, games, and activities.Visit the Water - Use It Wisely Website.
Join DWR scientists as they discuss California water resources and the research that they are working on. Register to attend weekly programs and ask questions of the scientists on Zoom or view on our YouTube Channel at any time.
Inland Empire RCD
The Inland Empire Resource Conservation District and City of San Bernardino Municipal Water Department offer online, hands-on lessons on watersheds, the water cycle and more.
Use DWR videos to create interactive lessons or assign existing DWR-created lessons. New video lessons added weekly.
California State Parks has been a leader in utilizing technology to provide access to our parks and we are proud to continue offering PORTS On-Demand Programs for digital classrooms during the summer months. If you're a teacher interested in connecting your summer school students to a PORTS On-Demand Program, select a park you want to connect with from the tile images below and email the PORTS presenter directly to check for summer program availability.
Cal Education and the Environment Initiative
The K-12 EEI Curriculum uses the environment as a context to help students learn science and history-social science. Teachers may access all the EEI Curriculum online for free, and until the end of this school year students may access form-fillable workbooks and other materials directly from our website here.