Grades 3–12

In order to help protect our communities from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), West Basin is postponing all District events, classes, and community programs through April 30 and until further notice. For questions about school education programs and tours, please contact Janel Ancayan at

West Basin offers a wide array of educational programs, contests and tours to help students in grades 3 – 12 learn about water and water conservation. West Basin also keeps in touch with educators and school administrators regarding West Basin education programs through the quarterly newsletter Waterworks.

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Water Recycling Facility Field Trips

School Tours

You and our students can learn more about the sources of our precious Southern California water supply, the importance of water wise stewardship and about West Basin water conservation and sustainability programs that can benefit your students’ families. These field trips serve 3rd – 12th graders. Please visit our Field Trips page for more details.

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Splash Science Traveling Classroom Presentations

You and your 3rd – 5th grade students can learn more about our limited Southern California water supply, West Basin’s ocean water desalination research and the marine animals this research aims to protect. This traveling program can visit your school and provides three interactive lessons, including a live marine animal touch tank experience!

Splash Science Classroom program is on temporary hiatus until further notice. 

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Water is Life Student Art Contest

West Basin’s “Water is Life” student art contest helps foster awareness of water conservation. This art challenge will inspire students to learn about our precious and limited water resources while thinking of creative ways to promote the contest theme “Water is Life." The contest is open to 3rd – 12th grade students attending schools located in the West Basin service area. Please visit our "Water is Life" Student Art Contest page for more details on how to enter. 

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Solar Cup Boat Building Competition


Solar Cup is the world’s largest solar boat building and racing competition in the world! This innovative seven-month water education and environmentally sustainable technology program is funded by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Please visit our Solar Cup Competition page for more details on eligibility, scheduling and past event photos!

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Teach and Test Program

West Basin is a proud sponsor of the Surfrider Foundation’s Teach and Test Program where student volunteers from four local high schools collect water samples and analyze the water quality from our South Bay beaches for one year.

Games and Classroom Resources

Visit our Games and Resources page for educational resources.

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