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Zone 7's Schools Program

 

Update March 25, 2020:

As the local schools in our service area will be closed through May 1st, our schools program is also canceled through this time. We are here to support our local teachers and parents adapting to the changes the school closure brings.

If you need resources or activities to help instruct kids at home during this time, please reach out to our Zone 7 Schools' Program. They are ready to support you in any way they can. We also have some helpful links provided on this page.

Email us at: schools@zone7water.com

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From water conservation to storm-drain pollution, and from recreation to the important connection between the local watershed and drinking water, there are many valuable lessons awaiting local students -- right in their own homes and backyards.

Zone 7, in cooperation with other local water and wastewater agencies, offers several water-science programs designed to help local teachers meet the California science standards and bring environmental science to life. These programs expand students' groundwater_model.jpgknowledge of water issues in California and include a special focus on the Livermore-Amador Valley to help students here better understand the role of water in their own community.

For a description of class offerings, click here.

For additional information, or to request programs or resources, contact the Schools Program Coordinator at schools@zone7water.com. There is no cost to you or to your school to take advantage of these programs and resources.

The Groundwater Model is used in many schools programs

 


Curious about what our classroom instruction is like? 

Get an insider's peek into Zone 7's Schools Program of courtesy Fairland's Elementary School 5th Grade Teacher Mrs. McCutcheon. Take a look at to see how local students experience "Life as a Water Molecule." A big thank you to Mrs. McCutcheon for putting together such a wonderful video about our program!

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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AND MATERIALS:

 

MAPS AND POSTERS:

California Water Map

  • This 24 x 36 inch poster is a map of California’s surface water system.  The San Francisco Chronicle has called the map “the best water map in the state.” 

Alameda Creek Watershed Map

Color the Tri-Valley's Water Resources:

 USGS Water Education Posters

 

LESSON PLANS, ACTIVITIES AND MATERIALS:

San Francisco Bay Delta EPA Teacher's Page

Kids Of The Bay: Experiments To Do At Home

Finding Your Flow: A Toolkit For Watershed Engagement

USGS Water Cycle for Schools and Kids

California Department Of Water Resources: K-12 Educational Materials

California Department of Water Resources K-12 Videos

 

RECESS

Need a break? Try a calming "MeditOcean" break from our friends at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium Morning MeditOceans

 

VOLUNTEER

Living Arroyos

 

For additional information, or to request programs or resources, contact Liz Wilkins at schools@zone7water.com).