For more than 35 years, teachers have worked hand-in-hand with EBMUD to help students learn about the value of water. EBMUD offers classroom materials, programs and field trips to teachers and students, with the goal of showing students how to use water wisely and how they can help protect watershed environments.
Materials are distributed free to public and private schools in EBMUD's service area and near EBMUD's Sierra foothills facilities (Amador and Calaveras counties, Lodi and Linden). K-12 materials are aligned with state standards and can be ordered online. You may review sample copies of many of the materials before ordering.
Teen Ink: Environmental Contest. Concerns about current problems facing the planet are among the issues presented in Teen Ink. Young people are invited to share their thoughts with others by writing a persuasive essay. There are no deadlines and entries are accepted throughout the year. See Teen Ink for details.
Field Trip Grants: Target has a grants program for K-12 schools to fund field trips that connect classroom curriculum to out of school experiences. Each grant is valued up to $700. Visit Target to enter. Applications are accepted from August 1 through September 30 for field trips in the next calendar year.
Environmental Projects: The Captain Planet Foundation funds grants to support hands-on environmental projects for school age children. Amounts range from $250-$2,500 with applications reviewed semi-annually. Deadlines are September 30 and February 28. Go to the Captain Planet Foundation to apply.
Do Something Seed Grants. $500 grants are awarded every week to help young people start community action projects or programs, or to help existing projects to expand and grow. Get details here.