Online Resources for Water Education
West Basin is offering resources to teachers and families looking to bridge the gap between in-person instruction and distance learning due to COVID-19 closures.
Virtual Field Trips
Students will participate in exciting interactive webinars that focus on recycled water technology and recycled water use in the community. Virtual field trips are live-hosted by West Basin staff and are intended as an alternative to in-person field trip. Virtual field trips are available by request to school and youth groups throughout the summer time. For more information, please contact West Basin Education Coordinator Janel Ancayan at (310) 660-6253 or JanelA@westbasin.org.
Teachers can use the Water Recycling Lesson Plan as a field trip alternative to West Basin’s Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility.
The Water Education At-Home Toolkit provides activities and lessons that helps shape students to become water stewards.
Get the family together and enjoy activities to stay safer at home through West Basin’s Water Wonders.
View educational videos about our water resources and recycled water, offered by West Basin partners from the Southern California Water Coalition and the Metropolitan Water District.
To support an extensive water education program, West Basin is offering a free curriculum for 3rd-5th grade teachers to support classroom engagement before and after your water recycling facility tour. Lesson plans are intended to be hands-on, can be adapted to support any grade level, and supports the state’s current Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
- Introduction and Pre-Tour Lesson Plan
- Pre-Tour Supply List
- Pre-Tour – Day 1 Water Fact Sheet
- Pre-Tour – Day 2 Water Engineers
- Water Jeopardy
- Jeopardy Answer Sheet
Find out more about the water cycle in this interactive flash animation from the EPA
Learn some water saving tips from a game at WaterUseItWisely.com
Learn what aquifers, how they work, and why they are important from the EPA
Explore Southern California water issues, new water supplies, innovative water treatment technologies and cutting edge professions in the water industry.
More Games & Resources
- California Department of Water Resources K-12 Water Education
- Environmental Protection Agency – Water Sense
- US Geological Survey – Water Science School
- NASA – The Water Cycle
- Think Earth
- Earth Echo International – Water by Design