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California Water Story - An introduction activity on the history of water politics in California
Protecting the Quality of Rockflower Reservoir - A case study of a fictitious reservoir and deals with the interest of a few versus the interest of many.
Who Can Use the Water - A case study about water rights in California
Below are external websites and are not maintained by Inside the Outdoors.
The Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) is a free, state-sponsored K-12 curriculum that teaches science and history/social science standards through an environmental lens.
BeWaterWise.comOCWaterSmart.comOverWateringisOut.orgCalifornia Water Science Center - USGSPacific Institute - A global water think tank that carries out research and outreach for various water issues.Water Conservation at Home - Article that includes links to many additional sitesWater Education Foundation (based in Sacramento)Water Education Foundation Resources PageUSGS Water Science School
Sign up for the Municipal Water District of Southern California newsletter
here. You will receive emails with information on their education programs and those of their partners.
California Drought WebsiteNational Drought WebsiteDrought and Conservation Information
These organizations sell native plants in Orange County. Their hours vary, we recommend contacting them before visiting their locations.
Tree of Life Nursery - located in San Juan CapistranoShipley Nature Center - located in Huntington BeachBack to Natives - located in Santa AnaFullerton Arboretum - located at Cal State FullertonLas Pilitas Nursery - located in Central California but will ship
Hidden Cost of Water BottlesWater Footprint Network - Data and Resources for assessing water footprintWater Footprint Calculator - Estimate your water useNational Geographic Water Footprint Calculator
California Water FixCalifornia Water Fix - Quick Facts PDFCalifornians for Water SecurityWhy a California Water "Fix"? - PDFWater Reliability Study - Summary PDF
Online Home Water AuditOnline School Audit - coming soon!
California Water FixCalifornia Department of Water ResourcesGroundwater Replenishment SystemMunicipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC)Orange County Sanitation DistrictOrange County Water District
Why Do Rivers Have Deltas?
MWDOC ResourcesMetropolitan Water District ResourcesEducation and the Environment EEI - Free Downloadable Curriculum for K-12Waves, Wetlands and Watersheds - Curriculum for Grades 3rd-8thOur Wetlands, Our World - Curriculum for High SchoolProject WET - Curriculum for Grades K-12
Clean and Conserve Education Program - Free curriculum from Project WETEnvironmental Concern - WOW (Wonders of Wetlands) Curriculum and other resourcesSWAP (School Wide Audit Program) - Many different audits for your students to use at home and in schoolUSGS Water Science School - Teacher Resources geared more for Elementary teachers
Interactive website from Metropolitan Water District:
K-5th Grades6-8th GradesHigh School StudentsSolar Cup - High School program for Building Solar Boats
California Department of WaterMunicipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC)Metropolitan Water District of Southern CaliforniaUSGS California Water Science Center
Most Orange County water districts are part of the Municipal Water District of Orange County. You can use their
interactive map to find your water district or refer to their
list of member agencies. If you are in Anaheim, Fullerton, or Santa Ana, your water districts are listed below. Anaheim Public UtilitiesCity of Fullerton Water ServiceCity of Santa Ana
Lessons, Curriculum and Background Information