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Educating our customers on the importance of water in conservation, recycling, storage, and other resource-management programs is our top priority.
Students are introduced to California’s water supply and distribution system, water sources and water quality. They also will explore the importance of water conservation and their role in preserving and protecting natural resources. All Metropolitan programs meet to various California Content Standards, including Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Our resources are available at no cost to teachers and students within our six-county service area which includes parts of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura counties.
Please see descriptions of all our supplemental material below. Click here to order materials at no cost and please allow about two weeks for delivery.
California Native Plant Coloring Book
All Ages. Students learn about seven different California native plants. Each featured can be colored and includes facts that range from its watering needs, flower color, leaf type, and type of pollinators that visit the plant.
Grades K-3. A collection of 21 activity and coloring pages that use critical thinking skills, including reading, writing, coloring, drawing, and working puzzles to teach concepts about water. Little Splash also links to current K-3 Content Standards for Science and History-Social Science.
Student Activity Sheet:
Little Splash Coloring Book
Grades Pre-K-TK. Students take a trip through the water cycle with this consumable coloring and activity book. The book is aligned to the California Preschool Learning Foundations for Science at both 48 and 60 months of age.
Student Activity Sheet:
Geography of Water
Grades 4-8. Students learn about the state’s physical features, precipitation, population, industry and agriculture as well as managing California’s water supply through these set of six maps. Map activities involve students in critical thinking, problem solving, and statistics comparisons. The curriculum includes a teacher’s guide for each map, reproducible student maps and lessons.
Internships – We offer a broad range of academic areas for undergraduate and graduate students. Students learn about the water industry and gain valuable work experience. A listing of internships and the training programs in the water sector may be found here.
Apprenticeship Program - Our Apprenticeship Program provides instruction and on-the-job training for careers as a mechanic, electrician or other trade profession in the water industry.
Field Trips - Field trips can be arranged to visit various Metropolitan facilities including the downtown headquarters and Diamond Valley Lake. Please contact Mark Moss for further information or to schedule a tour.
Presentations - We’ll send water experts to speak to your group or class about specific issues facing Southern California or provide an overview of the water delivery and treatment system operated by Metropolitan. Please email Mark Moss or call (213) 217-6926 to schedule a presentation.