Exploring the world of water

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We love hands-on learning – observing things up close, asking questions, conducting experiments, collaborating with experts. And when it comes to the world of water, there is so much to explore.

This fall, EBMUD will launch several new K-12 educational programs to spark the minds of budding scientists, engineers and environmental champions. We will provide outdoor education on our watersheds and field trips to water treatment plants for fifth-grade classes from across our service area in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. For middle and high school students, we’ll offer virtual and in-person tours of our wastewater treatment plant, which plays a critical role in protecting public health and the San Francisco Bay. We’re also partnering with The Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley to develop and offer “Environmental Detective” school assemblies.

We want these to be more than just one-and-done experiences, so we’re also developing resources for teachers, including lesson plans and materials to support science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) curricula in their classrooms.

As part of our commitment to equity, no less than half of EBMUD’s field trips will be offered to Title 1 schools to help ensure students from low-income families have access to high-quality educational opportunities. Transportation funding will be available for qualifying schools to eliminate attendance barriers for students from underserved districts.

By renewing our commitment to youth education, we hope to inspire tomorrow’s leaders to better understand and appreciate our most valuable natural resource and further explore the world of water.

Learn more at ebmud.com/education.