West Basin Virtual Field Trips Support Local School Distance Learning Efforts

West Basin Virtual Field Trips Support Local School Distance Learning Efforts

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 2:32pm

As the new school year begins this fall, West Basin offers a number of water education resources to teachers, students, and youth organizations throughout the service area. In response to the many schools that are starting out the school year exclusively online, the District is offering virtual field trips to its Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility (ECLWRF) in El Segundo.

Teachers and youth leaders can request exciting virtual field trips to engage and challenge students as schools move forward with distance learning programs during the 2020-2021 school year.

Live-streamed virtual field trips to the ECLWRF focus on recycled water technology and the benefits of recycled water use in the community. Students will experience live interaction with a West Basin tour guide as they explore behind-the-scenes operations of a world-class water recycling facility.

This program is designed to increase student awareness of the water cycle, California’s unique water supply challenges, and the science behind water treatment, while inspiring students to practice water conservation at home.

NOTE: The virtual field trip program is currently experiencing high demand. ​All Fall 2020 virtual field trips have been booked, but additional opportunities are still available in Spring 2021. West Basin is also actively monitoring in-person school re-openings and will work with local teachers to adapt and update the field trip program to ensure that students continue to receive the best experience possible.

For more information and to see a sample field trip itinerary, visit the District’s Virtual Field Trip Web Page. For other District education resources, visit the West Basin Education Programs Page.