Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Wally’s Water Wisdom- May is Water Awareness Month 2018


Hello friends!
It's Water Awareness month and I need your help! Did you know that 97% of the Earth's water is salt water? This leaves us with only 3% of fresh water on Earth. With limited resources available to us, it is important to conserve everything we can. We have no new water--did you know that the water dinosaurs used years and years ago is the same water we have available to us today? Since we have no new water, we must do our part to use water wisely and not waste it. Saving water is something we can all do on a daily basis!

Here are a few tips to help you get started with saving water:
  • Turn off the water when brushing your teeth.
  • Take shorter showers.
  • Always use full loads when using the washing machine.
  • Fix leaks immediately.
Do your part in making a change! You can become my water-wise friend and help spread the message! The more people that are aware, the easier water conservation becomes. See you all next time!

Your friend,

Thursday, February 1, 2018

FREE Project W.E.T. & Garden In Every SchoolⓇ Workshop

Calling all Educators! Join the Inland Empire Utilities Agency and partnering agencies for this FREE one day Project W.E.T. (Water Education for Teachers) & Garden in Every SchoolⓇ Workshop. The workshop will provide you with the following at no cost: hands-on environmental and educational curriculum, Project WET curriculum and activity guide, information on the award-winning Garden in Every SchoolⓇ Program and grant qualification.*** Substitute reimbursement may be available!

The last day to RSVP is February 15, 2018!!

Project WET is an award-winning, non-profit water education program and publisher. This program engages students with hands-on activities and interdisciplinary lessons that teach important water concepts. 

Garden 2016/2017 School Year
The Garden in Every SchoolⓇ Program educates schools, families, and communities about water-wise usage through a garden landscape, that features water-efficient plants and efficient irrigation.

***Attendance at this workshop is mandatory for those interested in applying for the 2018-2019 Garden in Every SchoolⓇ Program.

Monday, December 4, 2017

WEWAC'S Water Media Campaign Contest

WEWAC'S Water Media Campaign Contest

Attention all middle school, junior high, and high school students! The Water Education/Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC) is holding their annual Water Media Campaign Contest for students in their service area. This contest is designed for students to creatively and artistically promote the importance of water in southern California school either through a Broadcast Media submission or a Digital Art submission. In addition, this contest also provides the opportunity for classrooms to have funding for academically creative in-class projects. 

This year's theme is "Where does your local water supply come from?"

All entries must be postmarked or delivered by 5:00pm on Thursday, February 15, 2018.
For contest rules, registration form and for more information visit: www.usewaterwisely.com

Here is an example of a 1st place Broadcast Media submission:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Beneficial Environmental Programs

Beneficial Environmental Programs

Did you know that students who are involved in an environmental education program are more likely to succeed academically? According to the analysis done by Stanford University, K-12 students who are exposed to environmental education programs can obtain a wide variety of skills, including civic responsibility and engagement. Check out the full article below to learn more! 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Garden In Every SchoolⓇ- Rolling Ridge Elementary Video

Garden In Every SchoolⓇ

Congratulations to Rolling Ridge on your beautiful new garden! Take a look at what their water-wise garden looks like below! Do you want your school to be a part of this amazing program? Check out our page at www.ieua.org/education/garden-in-every-school for more details and information!

🌷Happy Planting!🌷

Monday, September 11, 2017

Rolling Ridge Garden Dedication 9-7-2017

 Garden Dedication

On Thursday, September 7, 2017, Rolling Ridge Elementary School, located in Chino Hills, hosted their garden dedication to honor the completion of their very own water-wise education garden.

Last year, Rolling Ridge Elementary submitted a garden grant application through the Garden in Every School® program. After reviewing their application and their garden design, they were selected to receive a garden grant of $4,500. This grant went toward the installation of a water-wise garden. The goal of the program is to educate students, and the community, on how to grow a sustainable garden while using natural and formidable resources.

Along with the dedication of the garden, there were a number of entertaining presentations from students from the Garden Club. The celebration included original songs and poems, a ventriloquist act, and performance of "What a Wonderful World". 

Rolling Ridge Garden Club Poster
Garden Club 1st graders singing
"What a Wonderful World".
IEUA Board President Steve Elie presenting a 
certificate of recognition to Mrs. Colby.

Garden Gnome.
Beautiful garden bed.

Tomatoes and basil.
Peppers and more tomatoes.

On behalf of the Inland Empire Utilities Agency Board of Directors and the city of Chino Hills, congratulations to Rolling Ridge Elementary on your beautiful garden and bringing an outdoor classroom to life!