The registration process is set up to manage one contact person representing each grade level at each school. To request a field trip or classroom program, please coordinate with your fellow grade-level teachers to choose one contact person to represent the classes at your grade level at your school. Your contact person can then request field trips or programs for all of the classes he/she is representing. For example, if your school has five 4th grade classes, select one 4th grade teacher to be the main point of contact for all five classes.
Visit Los Vaqueros Watershed for a day of exploration. Learn about water source geography, the community’s water supply, watershed protection, habitats, biodiversity, local history and Native American culture. Includes encounters with local animal species and hands-on activities. Recommended in conjunction with the classroom presentation (see below). This field trip is available for 3rd and 4th grade students (4 hours).
Tour one of our two water treatment plants in Concord or Oakley. Learn about the different materials and organisms that occur in untreated water and how water is treated to become fit to drink. Follow the steps through the treatment plant and learn about the pipeline system that delivers water throughout the community. Recommended in conjunction with the classroom presentation (see below). This tour is available for 5th grade students (90 minutes).
Discover basic water concepts. All classes cover grade appropriate and NGSS-compliant information on water sources, treating water for health and safety, and source protection and conservation. In addition, individual grade levels address:
Classes include short videos, discussion and hands-on activities.