Water Squad Investigations
|Water Squad Investigations brochure
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|Grades 4–12||For more information on Water Squad Investigations or Central Basin’s other education programs, please contact the District’s Education Manager, Mark Moss, at (323) 201-5519.|
Launched in , Water Squad Investigations is a collaborative environmental education program that joins Central Basin, the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts and L.A. County’s Whittier Narrows Center to provide students with a fun-filled day of water awareness. By the end of , almost 1,000 primary through secondary school students will have participated in the program.
On early Friday mornings throughout the school year, participating students are driven from their school to the San Jose Creek Water Recycling Plant (SJCWRP), and later, to the Whittier Narrows Nature Center in a charter bus provided by the District. At these sites, students are introduced to the concepts of water recycling and conservation through multimedia presentations, fun activity book exercises and guided tours of the facilities.
By the day’s end, students gain a solid understanding of how water recycling can help conserve valuable drinking water and about the simple but effective ways they can conserve at home.