Oxnard Water offers a variety of educational programs to teach our children about our most precious resource – water.
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. Research demonstrates that children can even help change the household’s water-use habits.
Today’s children are key to conserving and maintaining clean and abundant water supplies for tomorrow.
Virtual Classroom Presentations
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.
Currently, they are offering 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
City of Oxnard Water Resources Staff attended the Oxnard School District 4th Annual S.T.E.A.M Day. Students learned about the different ways to conserve water and how to be efficient water users so they can be great water stewards. They also learned about how our actions impact our local waterways and the many ways to protect them. Students were inspired to explore the water industry as a great future career.
We are always happy to interact with the youth and attend local school events.
Water Links 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.
Home Activities for Kids
Kids are home staying safe, and many parents of school-aged kids are looking for ways to keep those busy young minds engaged in learning. We have put together a set of resources intended to keep those kids entertained by learning about water and the importance of conserving it. In addition, the Metropolitan Water District has many educational activities and fun online games for students.
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.
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