Education

DWR strives to help Californians of all ages learn about water, including where it comes from, how we use it, and how to conserve it.

Educating the next generation about the value of water is important to us. We provide a variety of resources to K-12 teachers and other educators to encourage water education in and out of the classroom. 

Free supplementary materials can be ordered and used to develop lessons about California’s diverse water resources. We are in the process of updating many of them to better support the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. We also support single- and multi-day professional development opportunities, including training in the Project WET curriculum. Through partnerships with the Water Education Foundation, County Offices of Education, and others, we have provided training to more than 1,000 teachers since 2015.

DWR also collaborates with other local, state, and federal agencies through the California Environmental Education Interagency Network (CEEIN). CEEIN allows us to leverage our resources and to develop a unified response to the environmental education needs of California's educators and local governments. 

Below, you will find links to a diverse selection of water education resources, great for learners of all ages.

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