Resources for All Grades
Get your classroom involved today. Tackle a local issue through project-based learning and make a difference in your community!
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Professional Development Support
In addition to the sample lessons included in our handbooks, The Cal Water H2O Challenge offers on-site and online support to help teachers as they move through their project-based instruction. This support is made possible by the dedication of the WestEd K-12 Alliance.
The K-12 Alliance will contact registered teachers to offer their assistance. Registered teachers are also welcome to contact us to request support as needed.
Cal Water H2O Challenge Resources
Learn about Cal Water's conservation programs, ways that you can use water wisely, and other conservation resources.
A communication network supporting the environmental literacy of California’s students by providing teachers with access to high quality environmental education resources.
A story about how a group studied nature and developed some water conservation ideas based on their research.
Includes a stream-flow and flood forecaster, consumptive water use calculator, drought information, water quality resources, and information on climate impacts on water resources.
Featuring global water facts and tips. Take a water quiz!
Save Our Water is a statewide program aimed at helping Californians reduce their everyday water use. Includes a water use calculator, tips for conservation, drought information and more.
A weekly map of drought conditions that is produced jointly by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
US EPA information on conserving water and using it efficiently.
Offering information, pictures, data, and maps on water, including an interactive water cycle diagram.
The Water – Use It Wisely campaign was launched in 1999 to promote an ongoing water conservation ethic among Arizona’s rapidly growing population. Find games, tips, a water calculator, and more.
Communities imagine ways of making every drop count. The project in Seattle, called Growing Vine Street, began as a small, grassroots effort among residents and property owners to turn their stretch of a former industrial neighborhood into an urban watershed. Read to see what the community did and its impact 20 years later.