Water Education Programs
Below is a list of the numerous education programs offered to educators of Chino Hills Schools.
Water Education Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC)
Formed in 1986, a group of local water agencies pooled their resources in an effort to promote the efficient use of water and to increase public awareness of the importance of water in Southern California.Recognizing the benefits of regional programs, these agencies continue to work together.
- Water Conservation Media Contest Campaign
- California Friendly Garden at the Los Angeles County Fair
- Quakes Stadium Conservation Messages
In addition to these programs, WEWAC provides a variety of education resources for educators.
Community Partnering Program
Metropolitan's Community Partnering Program (CPP) provides sponsorships to non-profit community organizations, educational institutions, public agencies and professional associations for short and long-term water-related projects, events and activities.
Garden In Every School (GIES)
The GIES Program educates elementary school-aged children and their families, school staff, and other community members about wise-water usage. The GIES Program utilizes the creation of thematic school gardens that feature drought tolerant plants and efficient irrigation methods. This program is created with state-aligned curriculum provision materials and is offered through Inland Empire Utilities Agency.
National Theatre for Children (NTC)
The NTC provides a lively and entertaining education opportunity that teaches children the importance of water and the need to protect our natural resources. In addition to the performances, teachers receive guides including learning materials, classroom activities, and each student will receive a workbook to accompany the live theatre production. To register your school for the National Theatre for Children, please call the Inland Empire Utilities Agency at 909-993-1700.
The Solar Cup is a program where high school teams, sponsored by Metropolitan Water District (MWD) member agency Inland Empire Utility Agency (IEUA) and the City, build and prepare a solar powered boat over a seven-month timeline.