Thursday, September 1, 2016

Calling 6th through 8th Grade Teachers!

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

Need to plan a trip for your 6th, 7th or 8th 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 6th, 7th or 8th grade class. 

Some activities available for the 6-8 grade levels include:  

Tap Water Challenge (5-8)
Students become scientists and perform tests on tap water to determine the amount of Chlorine, pH, Iron, Copper and Hardness.  The activity also covers water quality issues and where our water comes from. 

Long Haul (4-8)
Students will develop an awareness and appreciation of water’s value and availability.  This activity will focus on worldwide and historical access to water.  Students will participate in a relay to move "buckets of water" between two points demonstrating the difficulty of hauling water. 

Wetlands Metaphor (4-8)
The students will learn about the value and role of wetlands and make comparisons between objects through metaphors.  Each object represents a function of the wetlands.  Students will explain how the object is a metaphor for a wetland's function (ex. A sponge would represent that wetlands retain water).

** 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: 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:

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 

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