WEP Resource Corner

Welcome to our Water Education Program Resource Corner

In response to school closures due to COVID-19, we’ve compiled relevant water education resources below to help teachers, parents, and students make the most of their time away from the classroom.

Water Education Curriculum

Every week, we’ll be bringing you engaging and educational materials, lessons, and links based on four main subjects related to water.

  1. Water Efficiency and Stewardship of Resources 
  2. Water Science 
  3. Water Treatment 
  4. The Delta and Your Source Water
  1. Water Efficiency and Stewardship of Resources
  2. Water Science
  3. Water Treatment
  4. The Delta and Your Source Water

Water Efficiency and Stewardship of Resources

All the Way to the Ocean
Recommended Grades:K-5
Content Format:Educational Video
Language:English
Description:Based on the award-winning picture book with the same title, All The Way to the Ocean is an uplifting story about two best friends, Isaac and James and their discovery of the cause and effect relationship between our cities’ storm drains and the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers.
Source:Freedom Three Publishing
Link:All the Way to the Ocean


Water We Do, It’s Up to Me and You (Abridged)
Recommended Grades:K-3
Content Format:Educational Video and Supplemental Worksheet (PDF)
Language:English
Description:A friendly salmon explains the hows and whys of saving water, and how your conservation efforts and good stewardship practices can help all the friendly animals that inhabit and rely on our precious water.
Source:California Department of Water Resources
Video Link:youtu.be/WUF3JUupX_w
Worksheet Link:
water.ca.gov/-/media/DWR-Website/Web-Pages/What-We-Do/Education/K-12-Education-Materials/Publication-PDFs/1-Water-We-Do-Its-Up-to-Me-and-You-Abridgeday19.pdf


Student and Parent Water Conservation Checklist
Recommended Grades:4-8
Content Format:Illustrated Activity Sheet (PDF)
Language:English
Description:Learn how changing your water-use habits around the house can improve your water-use efficiency. This informational checklist will help you and your students conduct a home water audit with suggested actions and interesting water-use facts.
Source:California Department of Water Resources
Link:water.ca.gov/-/media/DWR-Website/Web-Pages/What-We-Do/Education/K-12-Education-Materials/Worksheets/ParentStudent-Water-Conservation-Checklist.pdf


Water: The First Ingredient in Every Hamburger
Recommended Grades:3-12 
Content Format:Illustrated Activity Sheet (PDF)
Language:English and Spanish
Description:Discover the water footprint of a hamburger and its various parts - the bun, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and patty. Do you know how much water is associated with every hamburger?
Source:California Department of Water Resources
Link:English: water.ca.gov/-/media/DWR-Website/Web-Pages/What-We-Do/Education/K-12-Education-Materials/Worksheets/Hamburger-Activity-Sheet_ay_19.pdf
Spanish: water.ca.gov/-/media/DWR-Website/Web-Pages/What-We-Do/Education/K-12-Education-Materials/Worksheets/Hamburger-Activity-Sheet_Spanish_ay_19.pdf


Save Our Water Interactive Coloring Book
Recommended Grades:Pre-K-3 
Content Format:Interactive Online Coloring Book and Printable PDF Coloring Books
Language:English
Description:Engaging online and printable coloring books that share conservation tips with students.
Source:Save Our Water
Link:saveourwater.com/water-smart-kids/interactive-coloring-book/


Kids Quest Videos: Water Conservation
Recommended Grades:K-5
Content Format:Educational Videos
Language:English
Description:Learn conservation tips from fellow students to increase water use efficiency in the garden and outside the house.
Source:Save Our Water
Link:saveourwater.com/water-smart-kids/kids-quest-videos/


Illustrated Virtual Water Conservation Tour
Recommended Grades:3-12 
Content Format:Interactive Educational Activity
Language:English
Description:Move your mouse over an illustration of common items found at home, in the garden or at work to see each item’s relationship to water-use. Learn how using these items differently can help improve your water use efficiency.
Source:Save Our Water
Link:saveourwater.com/water-smart-kids/virtual-tour/


Water for YOU and ME
Recommended Grades:K-3 
Content Format:Illustrated Workbook (PDF)
Language:English, Spanish, Chinese, German
Description:Designed for use by early childhood educators, parents, grandparents and anyone else who wants to help young children understand the importance of water to life as well as water’s use in keeping people healthy. Covers forms of water, water cycle, conservation, and more.
Source:Project WET Foundation
Link:projectwet.org/cleanandconserve


Clean and Conserve Your Water
Recommended Grades:4-8
Content Format:Illustrated Workbook (PDF)
Language:English, Spanish, Chinese, German
Description:This booklet introduces water hygiene and conservation topics to elementary and middle-school-aged children through fun learning activities that kids can do in a classroom, at home, in a group or on their own with adults.
Source:Project WET Foundation
Link:projectwet.org/cleanandconserve