In 1978, EBMUD began an education outreach program so that students can learn about water conservation, pollution prevention and watershed stewardship. EBMUD offers classroom materials in English and Spanish at three grade levels, outdoor classroom programs from November to April, and participates in regional education outreach programs.
EBMUD provides student and teacher workbooks for free to public and private schools in EBMUD's service area, in parts of Contra Costa and Alameda counties and near EBMUD's Sierra foothills facilities within Amador and Calaveras counties, Lodi and Linden. Order free classroom materials at EBMUD's online store.
EBMUD has free workbooks available designed for K-2, 3rd-6th and 7th-12th grades. The workbooks can be tied to state curriculum guidelines.
Find out what happens to the dirty water from your toilet, shower and laundry after it goes down the drain--take a tour of EBMUD’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. East Bay residents and students in middle and high school are invited to tour EBMUD’s Wastewater Treatment Plant in Oakland. Sign up for a tour.
Outdoor classrooms on watershed stewardship
Register your students for an outdoor excursion, where EBMUD's ranger-naturalists host classrooms on our watershed to educate youngsters about creek restoration, reforestation and natural history programs.
Pollution prevention in schools
EBMUD is proud to participate in the Alameda County and Contra Costa County Science Fairs through the “Excellence in Water and Wastewater Research Awards.” Students and teachers who decide to explore a water-related topic can compete for special cash prizes ($100 to $400) and recognition from the Agencies in which they live.
This program was developed by a coalition of Alameda County and Contra Costa County water and wastewater agencies in 2013 to recognize outstanding student projects in the world of water.
Booking for EBMUD's drought education program for the 2015-2016 school year is now closed.
The educational and engaging assembly program blends comedy, music, juggling, storytelling and theatrics to teach kids about water resources and conservation while using Common Core State Standards.
The free 45-minute assembly program is designed for K-8 public, private, and charter schools within the EBMUD service area. Learn more about the program on the EarthCapades website.
WaterSmart garden grants
Need a speaker for your career day or other school event? Fill out the Speaker Request Form.