Education

Students, parents, teachers and those who want a better understanding of how water delivery in the desert works – this is a great place for you to dive into the world of water! 

Water Counts Academy (virtual) 

Water Counts Academy 2022 kicks off on Feb. 3. The Academy is designed for people who want a better understanding of water delivery in the desert and issues facing our area.

With California in a drought, learning about water is as important as ever.

This is the sixth year for the academy, developed by CV Water Counts (CVWaterCounts.com), a collaborative of the valley’s six water agencies including Desert Water Agency.

The virtual academy consists of five weekday Zoom sessions, from noon to 1:30 p.m., on the following Thursdays: February 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 3.

The sessions cover a variety of topics from water quality and supply to conservation and water efficient industries.

Visit CVWaterCounts.com/Academy to apply before January 21 for the February 2022 class. There is no tuition/fee.

Videos


Desert Water Agency's YouTube channel

Activities

Splash Fun Book (CV Water Counts – your local water agencies) En Espanol
In-home water scavenger hunt (CV Water Counts)
Water Cycle Experiments (Lessons 4 Little Ones).
Water Cycle in a jar (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – grades K-3)
Thirstin’s Wacky Water Adventure activity book (EPA – grades K-3)
Build a reservoir holding tank (EPA – grades 4-8)
Word Scramble(EPA – grades 4-8)
‘Thank You’ essential workers coloring pages (Water Education Group)

Activities

Splash Fun Book (CV Water Counts – your local water agencies) En Espanol
In-home water scavenger hunt (CV Water Counts)
Water Cycle Experiments (Lessons 4 Little Ones).
Water Cycle Interactive Coloring Book(Save Our Water)
Water Cycle in a jar (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – grades K-3)
Thirstin’s Wacky Water Adventure activity book (EPA – grades K-3)
Build a reservoir holding tank (EPA – grades 4-8)
Word Scramble(EPA – grades 4-8)
‘Thank You’ essential workers coloring pages (Water Education Group)

Resources

Stop by DWA's Little Free Library for water-related and water-themed books for children and adults! (1200 S Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs)

Water Science School (U.S. Geological Survey)
Water Smart Kids (California Department of Water Resources)
Kids Use Water Wisely (Arizona Department of Water Resources)
Project WET – Water Education Today (DiscoverWater.org)
Water H2O = Life (American Museum on Natural History)
Water Use It Wisely
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

For teachers

Teachers (grades 4/6/10) within Desert Water Agency's boundaries can access FREE water curriculum to deploy remotely. If you're not a teacher but would like to get access for a student in your life, please email us.

Water Conservation Education Program

from Desert Water Agency

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