Water Education

Free Elementary School Program

Since 2004, public and private elementary schools in the South Coast Water District service area have taken advantage of a valuable and free program: the Water Education Assembly Program. The Municipal Water District of Orange County and the Discovery Science Center developed and administer the program. South Coast Water District brings it to you!

The program consists of five grade-specific water education assemblies (K-5). Topics covered satisfy California State Science Standards for each grade level. The goal is to educate students about the importance and value of water, the water cycle, water supply, water conservation, and the personal responsibility we all have as environmental stewards.

Assemblies are informative, interactive, hands-on, and fun. Each one lasts 30 to 45 minutes depending on grade level. Certified water education teachers conduct the assemblies from about 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the designated school day. Teachers receive information packets before the assemblies for reference, and students receive take-home “Ricki the Raindrop” activity booklets after the assemblies to reinforce learning.

Scheduling Assemblies at Your School

Each year, more than 1,500 students attending public and private elementary schools in our service area participate in the water education assembly program, such as:

  • Palisades Elementary
  • RH Dana
  • St. Edward's
  • St. Catherine's
  • Capo Calvary

Schools may book several months to a year in advance to ensure that the assembly program is available to their students. Administrators, teachers and others who schedule school assemblies are encouraged to reserve a date now by calling the Discovery Science Center at (714) 542-2823 ext. 5106.

For Teachers

If you have any questions about assembly curriculum, call the Discovery Science Center at (714) 263-3806. If you wish to book assemblies at your school, call (714) 542-2823, ext. 5106.  For your convenience, below are links to the information packets provided to teachers before the assemblies:

Additional Information