In-School Education Program

In-school water conservation education has been supported by MCWD for over twenty years. Currently, science-based classroom activities, closely chosen to meet the science standards established by the State of California, are taught by a certified, experienced, part-time Water Science Instructor.

MCWD funding supports three types of instruction, performed concurrently, each school year:

  1. Kindergarten through Grade 3 students receive in-class, hands-on lessons in water science and water conservation.
  2. A water conservation themed musical show, performed by the musical group Zun-Zun, repeats the important water conservation message once a year, to all grade levels, at each school in the District. Information about this award-winning performance group's water shows can be found at the Zun-Zun website.
  3. Age-appropriate booklets on water conservation practices are distributed to students in Grades 4 and 5.

The lesson plans and activities available below are PDFs and will open in a new tab or window. Developed by a Water Science and Conservation Teacher, the lesson plans tie the water conservation theme into practical exercises that highlight the unique properties of water. For additional materials and information, contact the MCWD Water Conservation Specialist at (831) 384-6131.

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans Grades K through 3 … Water Cycle, Recycling, Wastewater Treatment, Water Conservation. Details

Word Scramble

Word Scramble Unscramble the letters to complete the sentences about conserving water! View or Download (PDF)

Ways to Save

Ways to conserve water Twenty easy, water and money saving ways to conserve water. View or Download (PDF)

Additional Educational Materials for Teachers

Ways to conserve water

A wide range of DVDs and activity and coloring booklets are available free of charge for educators within the Marina Coast Water District service area. More info

Offsite Conservation Resources for Students and Teachers

California EEI

Free EEI Webinars

California Education and the Environment Initiative Training Recordings: free, state-sponsored K-12 curriculum  through an environmental lens. EEI helps students understand their relationship to the environment.

Project WET

Project WET

Water Education Foundation Project WET (Water Education for Teachers),  an award-winning education program to facilitate stewardship of water resources through classroom-ready teaching aids.

USGS Water Science School

Water Science School

The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science School offers information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.

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