School Programs

For questions about programs for schools in OMWD’s service area, call 760-632-4641 or email us.




Annual Fourth Grade Poster Contest

Calling all fourth grade student artists in our service area! OMWD is seeking colorful posters designed by students for the Annual Water Awareness Poster Contest. Use your imagination to illustrate this year’s theme “Love Water, Save Water.”

The top three winners and their teachers will receive special prizes! Winning posters will be featured in the 2024 North County Water Agencies’ calendar and Water Awareness Month celebrations in May. In addition, the winning posters will be displayed on OMWD vehicles and social media!

For your convenience, the contest entry form may be downloaded in a print-friendly format:

Water Awareness Poster Contest Entry Form

Entry forms may be sent via email or mail. The deadline to submit contest entry forms is April 3.

Email front and back of entry forms in color to:

Mail entry forms may be sent to:

OMWD, Attention: Poster Contest, 1966 Olivenhain Road, Encinitas, CA 92024

The 2023 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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