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, parents, scout leaders, and other non-formal educators, 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 state standards and align with contemporary teaching approaches. Please check back to see what we have added.

The links below provide access to water education resources including real-time data, online games, and local agency programs.

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. Contact one of our three visitor centers if you are in interested in taking your students on a field trip. 

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