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Albert and Einstein’s 10 Most Important Water Safety Tips
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  1. Learn to swim
  2. Swim with a buddy
  3. Wear your life jacket
  4. Obey all hazard signs
  5. Swim in safe or designated areas only and by a lifeguard
  6. Beware of drop-offs into deep water
  7. Watch for hidden debris, rapid currents, and slippery rocks
  8. Look before you leap or dive
  9. Know your limits
  10. Don’t mix drinking with recreation

Albert is the "know-it-all" bass who is little but big on advice about keeping water safe. His pal Einstein is a sweet but clumsy heron who has a lot to learn about safety rules and sometimes fails to heed them.
DWR's two water safety mascots were created to educate kids of all ages about how to stay water safe at State Water Project facilities. Their adventures together are depicted in materials such as an activity/coloring book, stickers, posters, brochures, and bookmarks, designed to convey important safety tips. All Albert and Einstein materials are K-12 appropriate.

To order by mail, print this form, fill in the appropriate information below, and mail to:

California Department of Water Resources
Publications Office, Room 354
P. O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001

FAX: (916) 653-0796
Office: (916) 653-1097


For questions or more information, please contact:

Reyna Reyes:
California Department of Water Resources
Public Affairs Office
Telephone: (916) 653-9794
FAX: (916) 653-3310
E-Mail: rreyes@water.ca.gov


Free Water Safety Materials Order Form

To place an order electronically, complete all items in the first section. Then scroll down the page, fill in quantities for each item ordered, and click the "Submit" button at the end.

Note: Non-California residents may receive only one free copy of each of the materials. Materials can be sent to United States addresses only.

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Children's Activity Materials

Cover of Albert and Einstein Activity Book Albert and Einstein Activity Book
From mazes to coloring pages, DWR's water safety mascots Albert and Einstein take you with them on their journey along the California Aqueduct and to one of the many reservoirs of the State Water Project. Albert, a fish, teaches water safety tips to Einstein, a heron.
(Rev. 4/1999) 9 1/2 x 14 inches.

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Stay Water Safe bookmark Stay Water Safe - A&E Bookmark
This bookmark teaches several water safety tips.
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Obey Safety Signs Bookmark Obey Safety Signs - A&E Bookmark
This bookmark illustrates safety signs to look for while on or in the water.
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Wear Your Life Jacket Bookmark Wear your Life Jacket - A&E Bookmark
This bookmarks teaches the need to wear your life jacket while on or in the water.
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Picture of Albert and Einstein Sticker sheet Stickers Unavailable
Albert and Einstein convey their water safety messages through fun stickers. The sheets contain 4 different designs, 2 each, total 8 per sheet.
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Albert and Einstein convey their water safety messages through other fun stuff. Pencil case, pencil, pencil sharpener, ruler and eraser can be ordered separately.
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Brochures

Picture of Staying Safe on the California Aqueduct brochure Staying Safe on the California Aqueduct with Albert and Einstein
With the help of DWR’s water safety mascots Albert and Einstein, this brochure teaches children how to be safe along the California State Water Project. (2015)

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Picture of Fishing along the State Water Project Brochure Fishing along the State Water Project Brochure
The SWP's lakes, reservoirs, and the California Aqueduct are popular fishing spots. The brochure explains basic safety tips and safety features of the canal. It also provides the locations of the 16 access sites along the aqueduct. Available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Lao, Hmong, and Cambodian.
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Posters

Picture of Wear a Life Jacket Poster Albert and Einstein Life Jacket - Poster
Through the "Wear a Life jacket" message, Albert and Einstein show you objects that can be used as life preservers. (Copyright 2000) 25 x 17 inches

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Picture of Don't Leave Home Without it Poster Don't Leave the Pier Without It - Poster Unavailable
Don't Leave the Pier Without It poster. This 17-inch by 22-inch poster promotes the importance of life jackets when recreating in the water. Available in English and Spanish.

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