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 2016-17 Water Education Grant Program Application
*The deadline to submit applications for the 2016-17 Water Education Grant Program has now passed.
Please check back during summer 2017 to download/submit an application for the 2017-18 Water Education Grant Program.
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.