School Programs

Children in school today are the leaders of tomorrow. We realize the important role these children will play in future decisions on growth, policies, and water resources. For questions about programs for schools in OMWD’s service area, call 760-632-4641 or email us.

Annual Fourth Grade Poster Contest

Olivenhain Municipal Water District encourages all fourth grade students living in OMWD’s service area to participate in our annual poster contest, helping us to prepare for Water Awareness Month celebrations in May. The purpose of the contest is to increase awareness in our future community leaders about water resources, treatment, and conservation. Students win prizes and have their posters featured in the following year’s calendar, in the press, and on OMWD vehicles. The 2018 contest has ended. Winners of the 2018 poster contest will be announced soon, and their artwork will be featured in the 2019 North County Water Agencies calendar!

Pick up your FREE 2018 calendar featuring last year’s contest winners by visiting our lobby!

Tools to help provide ideas for contest entries:

Splash Science Mobile Lab — The field trip that comes to you!
OMWD sponsors three visits by the San Diego County Office of Education’s Splash Science Mobile 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. Past topics include:

  • Protecting our water ways from pollution
  • Saving water, also save energy 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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