Upper District partners with the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana to provide a free water conservation program with interactive workshops and curriculum for fourth through seventh grade students in Upper District’s service area. Discovery Science Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating children, assisting teachers, and increasing public understanding of science, math, and technology through interactive exhibits and programs.
NEW Program Elements:
- Online Program Option – Schools may now opt to have a program presented via Microsoft Teams.
- 7th Grade Curriculum – Workshops are now available for 7th graders.
The Sustainable Watershed Education Program provides a well-rounded curriculum involving climate change solutions, watershed protections, groundwater awareness, water pollution prevention and water runoff. Students are encouraged to maintain conservation behaviors that can reduce negative impacts on water supply sources. This program includes interactive assemblies and in-class hands-on workshops.
Fourth grade curriculum highlights parts of our ecosystem, California geography, Southern California water sources, our local watershed, and water conservation. Student booklets are offered in pdf format that can be downloaded and used as a student resource.
Fifth grade curriculum concentrates on Earth’s water, molecular water cycle, and protecting our watershed. Student booklets are offered in pdf format that can be downloaded and used as a student resource.
Sixth and seventh grade curriculum focus on the forces that generate different climates on Earth, the forces that drive the cycling of water on Earth, environmental factors that influence the growth of organisms, and the importance of our local watershed.
Jennifer Aguilar, Water Use Efficiency Analyst