Contests and Schoolwide Activities

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Coming Together for the Climate - A video challenge for California middle and high school students

The Coastal Commission is launching a new challenge for middle and high school students this school year, inviting you to create short videos in response to the question, “How do we come together for the climate?”  Deadline for this contest is March 31, 2020.  More details....

4th Annual Green Shorts Contest

UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability presents an environmental film competition.  Prizes will be award for the winners.  Deadline for this contest is March 27, 2020.  More details....

Water Awareness Poster Contest - Sponsored by MWDOC

The Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) contest is now open for submissions.  Contest deadline has been extended to May 4, 2020.  This contest is open to students from K-12th grade.    More details...

Anaheim Public Utilities - Water Conservation Poster Contest

Anaheim Public Utilities contest is now open for submissions.  Contest deadline is May 1, 2020.  This contest is open to students attending school in the City of Anaheim in grades 1st through 8th grade.  Download a flyer for additional details.         

Anaheim Public Utilities - Energy Surveys

Inside the Outdoors and Anaheim Public Utilities are in the 5th year of a partnership to provide educational opportunities for students in Anaheim. Anaheim Public Utilities would like to raise students awareness of energy usage in schools and at home.  Those who return the completed surveys will be eligible for prizes.  Drawings for prizes will be in late January, 2020.

Take the survey online!

Printable survey - English

Printable survey - Spanish

Letter to Teachers - This has more details for the prizes

Letter to Parents - English and Spanish

Wyland's National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation - April every year

TUPE Information

Environmental Impact of Cigarette Butts

School Yard Cleanup

In conjunction with Coastal Cleanup Day, the California Coastal Commission has resources for having school yard cleanups.   More details...

Additional Useful websites

International Coastal Cleanup Day
Tobacco Free California - Resources
thetruth.com
drugfree.org

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