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 its Waterworks newsletter.
Water Recycling Facility Field Trips
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. Virtual field trips serve 3rd – 12th graders. Please visit our Field Trips page for more details.
A Drop in the Bucket
A Drop in the Bucket, is a free, in-classroom and virtual program offered in partnership with The Wildwoods Foundation. Teachers of 3rd through 8th grade classes in the West Basin service area are eligible to sign up. A water education program instructor will join your class, so that students can participate in fun-filled lessons exploring Southern California’s water resources and learn about practical water conservation methods.
Water Star Detective Game
Be a Water Star Detective and catch all the water-wasters by playing this online game. Play Now
Water Industry Careers
West Basin provides a variety of opportunities to help students explore the fulfilling and diverse careers in the water industry, including:
- Career-themed water recycling facility tours
- Live classroom career presentations
- Pre-recorded water industry professional panel interviews
- …and more!
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.
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.
Water Bottle Filling Station Grants
West Basin Municipal Water District’s Water Bottle Filling Station Program helps provide local students with access to safe and reliable tap water to refill personal, reusable bottles. West Basin grants are available – up to $2,000 per applicant – for the purchase of an indoor or outdoor filling station at public schools within our service area.