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. We provide a variety of resources to K-12 teachers and other educators - including parents - to encourage water education in and out of the classroom. 

Our free supplementary materials can be used to help develop lessons about California’s diverse water resources. We are in the process of updating our materials to better support the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards and distance learning needs. Please check back to see what we have added.

Additional water education resources including real-time data, online games, and local agency programs are available through the links below.

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.

Additional environmental literacy resources from local, state, and federal agencies can be found on the California Environmental Education Interagency Network (CEEIN) website.