Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wally's Water Wisdom- National Ice Cream Soda Day


Wally's Water Wisdom


Hello friends!

Did you know that yesterday, June 20th, was National Ice Cream Soda Day?! In honor of that day, my good friend Owlie did an awesome tutorial on how to make an Edible Aquifer. Use the link, down below, to see how an aquifer works, and make a yummy treat at the same time! Remember to stay cool and hydrated during these hot summer months! 

Your friend, 
Wally

Check out Owlie's tutorial herehttp://chinocreekwetlandsandeducationalpark.blogspot.com/








Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wally's Water Wisdom- Water Tip: Washing Fruits and Veggies



Wally's Water Wisdom



Hello friends! 

Happy Summer to you all! Summer is the perfect time to continue to be water efficient. With that being said, I want to share one of my favorite water wise tips! Everyone loves the taste of freshly washed fruit, especially on a hot summer day. If you have a lot of fresh fruits or veggies to wash, fill a large bowl, or pot, with water and wash them in that water
This eliminates the water waste that would happen if you were to run the water continuously for several minutes. Once you finish washing your fruits and veggies in the bowl of water, you can then use the remaining water to water your plants. This is a double whammy water saver! 

If you have any water questions or tips you would like to share, don't hesitate to send them my way! 

Your friend,
Wally

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Broadcast Media and Digital Art Contest for 7th-12th Grade Students


The Water Education Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC) presents the 22nd Annual Water Conservation Campaign - Broadcast Media and Digital Art Contest.  The contest is open to 7th-12th grade students within the WEWAC service area.  The objective of the contest is to increase awareness of the importance of water in local Southern California schools through creativity and imagination. Additionally, the contest is intended to enhance academic instruction by providing the opportunity for financial support to do creative classroom projects that might not otherwise be possible.

"Broadcast Media" submissions are those developed to facilitate the wireless distribution of audio and video content. Broadcast media must be either 28 or 58 seconds in length, and specifically focus on water conservation issues.

"Digital Art" submissions are those developed to be displayed as static or dynamic graphical content (e.g., digital boards, movie theater or sports stadium boards, internet ads, etc.).  Entries must be created on a computer, must be in color, and must be submitted no less than 300 and no more than 500 ppi/dpi in JPG or PDF format.  You may work from the scan of an original pencil sketch, but the final entry MUST be inked/colored in a digital imaging program such as Adobe Photoshop.  Entries must be accompanied by a scanned copy of your original drawing sketch. This will prove that it is your work, and not downloaded from someone else's website.

The criteria used to judge submissions will include incorporation of water conservation issues, creativity, originality, informational content, accuracy of information, and production quality.

All entries must be postmarked or delivered by 5:00 PM, Thursday, March 9, 2017



For more information, please visit http://www.usewaterwisely.com/#Media_Contest_Description

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

FREE Funding Opportunity- Deadline is Friday, November 4th!

Water Education Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC) announces it's 2016-2017 EduBucks Program for up to $600. The grant is fairly simple to fill out and would be beneficial to any creative water-related activities you might be doing in your classroom.
To fill out an application visit http://www.usewaterwisely.com/. The deadline to apply is Friday, November 4th!


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Calling 9th through 12th Grade Teachers!

A new school year brings new activities for IEUA's 
Water Discovery Program!

Need to plan a trip for your 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade class?  Schedule your FREE Water Discovery Field Trip to the Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park!  Take a tour of the Chino Creek Wetlands and choose from several activities that align with the California State Curriculum Standards; Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to tailor your field trip to your 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade class. 

Some activities available for the 9-12 grade levels include:

Microscopic Pond Life (4-12)
Students view pond life specimen under microscopes.  For older grades, they will obtain and assemble their own specimens and slides.  Younger grades will observe the pre-assembled slides.  This activity encourages scientific observation and teaches students how to use a microscope.



Recycled Water Bracelets (6-12)
Students will learn about where water comes from, how water travels, treatment plants, the importance of recycled water, and uses of recycled water to conserve our fresh drinking water supplies and to recharge groundwater basins. Students will assemble bracelets with color beads representing the different stages of recycled water.  (This activity correlates well with the Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour.)

Wastewater Treatment Plant Video and Scale Model (6-12)
Due to construction of IEUA's Regional Water Recycling Plant No.5 we are unable to offer tours of the treatment facility at this time.  Students will watch a video of the seven-stage treatment process, understand wastewater flows and where it comes from, realize the value of being aware of what is "flushed" down the drain, and observe first-hand through a scale model the essential process that helps preserve potable water for the region’s future.




** Schedule and have your field trip by Thursday, December 15, 2016 and receive FREE sunglasses and water pouches for all participants! **

We also offer a FREE mini busing grant for all schools in California!


To schedule a FREE Water Discovery Field Trip, visit: www.ieua.org/facilities/chino-creek-wetlands-educational-park/water-discovery-program/ and click "Schedule a Field Trip" to fill out the field trip request form.

For more information on activities, curriculum alignment, scheduling calendar, and busing grant application, visit: www.ieua.org/facilities/chino-creek-wetlands-educational-park/water-discovery-program/.


We hope to see you this 2016-2017 school year!






If you have any questions, please contact Katie Cabana, External Affairs Specialist I at (909) 993-1925 or kcabana@ieua.org.