Upper District offers a variety of water conservation education programs for youth, teens and adults.
Youth programs include the annual “Water is Life” poster competition, an art contest that encourages youth to express the value of water through their artwork, and the annual “Solar Cup” competition through which teens at participating high schools learn about the water and energy nexus.
Upper District also provides a variety of landscape water efficiency classes through the Metropolitan Water District.
Our watershed programs also offer volunteer opportunities as we look to stretch out water supplies by making sure that our forests, river and streams are clean and healthy to support wildlife and people. Learn more about our Watershed Restoration Program.
Upper District’s 2017-18 Water Education Grant Program Application
The Upper District’s Water Education Grant Program (WEGP) awards grants of up to $1,000 to help bring water-related projects and programs into K-12th grade classrooms.
The purpose of the WEGP is to fund classroom or school projects that further a better understanding of water and the important role it plays in Southern California.
Who Can Apply –
Any K-12th grade educator that teaches at a licensed school within the boundaries of the Upper District is eligible to apply for a grant. If you have questions regarding a school’s eligibility, please call the Upper District office at (626) 443-2297.
Application Submittal –
WEGP Applications accepted through May 31, 2018 or until funding is fully allotted for school year.
Project/lesson must be completed and all documentation received by June 15, 2018.
Completed applications must be saved and submitted as a pdf document. Hardcopy (paper) applications will not be accepted. See application for complete details, conditions, and guidelines.
For questions regarding the WEGP, contact Elena Layugan via email at Elena@usgvmwd.org or by phone at (626) 443-2297.
WEGP 2017/18 Application
Upper District’s Water Conservation & Education Programs Video
Featuring Upper District’s:
Director Ed Chavez, Division 3
Elena Layugan, Water Conservation Coordinator
For additional water-related educational materials and curriculum, please visit the Metropolitan Water District’s “Education Resources Portal.”
MWD’s Education Unit provides water education programs, supplemental materials, teacher in-services and classroom presentations for teachers and students from pre-K through college. MWD’s curricula and materials teach students about California’s water supply and distribution systems, water sources, water use, water conservation, and the importance and responsibility of stewardship. All Metropolitan programs correlate to various California Content Standards, including Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.