Early water conservation education is crucial to future water use habits. Children are naturally interested in environmental issues and with good learning resources and opportunities, they will grow up to be better stewards of the environment.
Today’s children are key to conserving and maintaining clean and abundant water supplies for tomorrow.
As part of educating children regarding the importance of water conservation, Shows That Teach is offering Free science – based assemblies to K – 6th graders in the Oxnard School District. These educational assemblies use music, humor and audience participation to engage and teach K – 6th grade students about water. The material is curriculum-based, with hands-on science projects ready for teachers to use in the classrooms.
They also offer remote virtual Zoom or Google Meet assemblies and digital video content.
The assembly program teaches K-6 students about…
- The value of water
- Water cycle
- Quantity of water we use
- How students can conserve water
2022 Water Wise Student Art Contest
The Water Division asked Oxnard Scholars After School Program students to share their creative water-saving ideas in the 2022 Water Wise Student Art Contest. Many talented students participated in the contest.
First place artwork will be displayed on five of the City’s recycling trucks until the end of 2022.
The Oxnard Public Library — Main Library featured a display of the winning artwork from May 2nd until May 31st 2022 in recognition of Water Awareness Month.
Please don’t waste water, Sophia R.
Every drop makes a difference, Jocelyn L.
Save H₂O, Marissa G.
Main Library Display, May 2022
Calculate Your Water Footprint
A great activity to do at home with the kids is to calculate your water footprint. Kids may have no idea how many gallons of water are used for basic daily activities like taking a bath or a shower, washing their clothes, or to brush their teeth. Start conserving today!
Step 1: Work together to complete the online Water Footprint Calculator.
Step 2: Review the results with your child and brainstrom some ways for reducing water use.
Step 3: Develop a list of goals for reducing water use in your home and take action.
Water Resources for Teachers
Water EducationFoundation: Educational Programs for all grades.
Project WET: (Water Education for Teachers): Interdisciplinary, supplementary water education program for educators.
EPA Materials for Educators: Environmental education programs for teachers and parents.
Metropolitan Water District: Free water education resources.
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Last updated February 16, 2022