Contests and Schoolwide Activities


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....

STEM on the Sidelines

Students are challenged to design, build, and code a rapid-fire mini football launcher to score maximum points at a specific target.  The final competition will be on December 8, 2019 at Dignity Health Sports Park, the home of the LA Charger.  More details....

Water Awareness Poster Contest - Sponsored by MWDOC

The Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) contest usually runs this contest in early spring.  More details will be posted in early 2020.  More 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

Anaheim Public Utilities - Water Conservation Poster Contest

Anaheim Public Utilities contest usually runs in early spring. More details will be posted with this contest is available in early 2020.

TUPE Information

Environmental Impact of Cigarette Butts

Additional Useful websites

International Coastal Cleanup Day
Tobacco Free California - Resources

Water Resources

For teacher and students resources, visit our resources page.

School Yard Cleanup

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

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