One of the most successful and well-recognized water-education curricula in southern California is the Municipal Water District of Orange County's (MWDOC) Water Education School Program. For nearly 40 years, School Program mascot "Ricki the Rambunctious Raindrop" has been educating students in grades K-5 about the water cycle, the importance and value of water, and the personal responsibility we all have as environmental stewards. Since its inception in 1973, the Water Education School Program has evolved into what has become the standard for all water-education curriculum. To date, more than 3 million Orange County students have benefited from the Program.
In 2004, MWDOC formed an exciting partnership with Discovery Science Center that has allowed both organizations to reach more Orange County students each year and provide them with even greater educational experiences in the areas of water and science. Limited space is available each school year, so it is recommended to book early. Please contact Discovery Science Center at (714) 263-3806 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book your FREE onsite presentation. Information is also available online at http://www.discoverycube.org/education/atschool/freeprograms/
Metropolitan Water District’s Education Unit provides water education programs, supplemental materials, teacher in-services and classroom presentations for teachers and students from pre-K through college.
Our curricula and materials teach students about California’s water supply and distribution systems, about water sources, water use, water conservation, and about the importance and responsibility of stewardship. All of the MWD programs correlate to the California Content Standards for each grade level.
We are very proud of our programs and of our relationships with literally thousands of teachers and students through the years. It has been our privilege to provide a variety of FREE water education programs within our six-county service area, which include Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and parts of Ventura.
The MWD Education Unit mission is to continue to produce and distribute quality water-related materials that educate, motivate, engage, and transform students’ behavior toward water.
For more information visit: Education Resources Page