Water for the City:
Southern California’s Urban Water Cycle
|Grades 4–8||For more information on Water for the City or Central Basin’s other education programs, please contact the District’s Education Manager, Mark Moss, at (323) 201-5519.|
Water for the City: Southern California’s Urban Water Cycle is a partnership between Central Basin, Los Angeles County Sanitation District, Water Replenishment District, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Los Angeles County Office of Education, and the Center for Global Environmental Education at Hamline University.
This interactive, multi-media water education curriculum has lessons for upper elementary through middle school students, as well as a teacher’s guide. Lessons and animation elements will cover the following topics: Watershed Awareness, Where Southern California gets its water from, Surface and Ground Water, Water Storage and Delivery, A Raindrop’s Journey, Water Recycling, Water Conservation, Water Planning, Dams and Reservoirs, Point and Non-Point Pollution, and an interactive Urban Water Cycle game that will address water supply and management issues.
Currently, this program is being implemented on a pilot basis. Full implementation will begin September 2011.