School Programs

For questions about programs for schools in OMWD’s service area, call 760-753-6466 or email us.


Annual Fourth Grade Water Awareness Poster Contest

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Each year, from December through March, OMWD coordinates with all fourth grade elementary school classes in its service area for the annual Water Awareness Month Poster Contest. The purpose of the contest is to increase awareness in our future community leaders about water as a precious, limited resource and the need to use it wisely.

The top three winners and their teachers will receive special prizes! Winning posters are featured in the next year’s North County Water Agencies’ calendar. In addition, winning posters are used in publications and social media!

The submission deadline for this year’s contest has passed. A 2024 calendar featuring last year’s winners is available free of charge. Please call 760-753-6466 to request your copy.

School Assemblies

Regional school assembly programs are not being held during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, San Diego County Water Authority and Shows That Teach have partnered to produce a series of free online educational videos. Learn about our local water supply, how clean tap water is produced, water conservation, and more by viewing the playlist.

Splash Science Mobile Lab — The field trip that comes to you!
OMWD sponsors six visits by the San Diego County Office of Education’s Splash Science Laboratory in its service area each school year. This award-winning program is popular with both students and teachers. The program allows children to experience firsthand many of our local water issues such as groundwater pollution, pond ecology, water quality, weather and climate, soil types and percolation, and microbiology. It is a mobile field trip brought right to your school.  

Speaking Engagements & Public Appearances
OMWD employees provide outreach services throughout the year, including custom classroom presentations and staffing an informational booth at community events upon request. Past topics include:

  • Protecting our waterways from pollution
  • Saving water in California
  • California’s water supplies—past, present, and future
  • Water-smart gardening principles and climate-appropriate plants 

Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
Our Reserve’s webpage is updated with ongoing events such as weekend presentations and hikes, classroom Ranger visits, and field trip opportunities.

Free Water Education Foundation Materials
OMWD will deliver Water Education Foundation materials to your school.

Regional School Programs Offered by the San Diego County Water Authority and Metropolitan Water District

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