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: 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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