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Contests and Schoolwide Activities


Water Awareness Poster Contest - Sponsored by MWDOC

Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) has hosted its Water Awareness Poster Contest (Poster Contest) for over 30 years, inspiring Orange County’s youngest water users to use artistic expression to tell a story about what water means to them. Orange County water providers and their business and education partners promote the contest, encouraging K-12 students in their service areas to have deeper conversations about using water wisely.

All Orange County students are welcome to participate.  Forty(40) winners from four (4) grade bands are selected from the entries (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12) and invited to an outdoor educational event that includes water-centric, hands-on learning stations and an awards ceremony.

The 2023 contest theme is When in Drought, Every Drop Counts!

2023 MWDOC Water Awareness Poster Contest Flyer​​ - Deadline: March 8, 2023​

Benefits of Particpation:

  1. Encourages students to creatively expresstheir connection with water and how to use water wisely.
  2. Prompts educators to discuss OC watersupply sources, challenges, and sustainable solutions with their students.
  3. Inspires students to share the importance of water with their peers, families, and community.
  4. Creates an opportunity to honor y​ourservice area’s talented young artists.​

Anaheim Public Utilities - Water Conservation Poster Contest


Anaheim Public Utilities - Home Utility Surveys

Inside the Outdoors and Anaheim Public Utilities are in the 6th 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 2021.

Take the survey online!

Survey - English

Survey - Spanish

Letter to teachers 20-21.pdf- This has more details for the prizes

Letter to parents 20-21 (2-sided).pdf - 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

Nurturing a Natural Curiosity Inside the Outdoors logo with tree, bird, stream 714-708-3885