Water Spots Video Contest Postponed Until 2022
Due to the unprecedented circumstances and disruption presented by the COVID-19 emergency, the Regional Water Authority has made the very difficult decision to postpone the Water Spots Video Contest until 2022.
To continue sharing the water efficiency message, we have compiled some of our favorite online tools and resources to support teachers and students in learning about using water wisely.
- “Living Rivers” Student Supplement: This 20-page digital supplement explains the importance of rivers to us and our region. Rivers provide habitat for many plants and animals. People depend on rivers as a source of food, drinking water, transportation, hydroelectric power and irrigation for agricultural fields.
- Virtual lessons from your local water provider: Many local water providers are offering virtual classroom visits to explore where local water supplies come from, how water gets to your tap, and ways to use water wisely. Contact your local water provider for details.
California- and U.S.-Focused Materials
- “Water Wednesdays” online water education program from the California Department of Water Resources: Held each Wednesday at 1 p.m. on DWR’s YouTube channel. These family-friendly programs are designed for kids 10-14 but are appropriate for anyone who would like to learn more about California’s water resources. This week’s program is about “California’s Super Salmon—The End of a Journey Brings Life Anew.”
- Water education materials from the California Department of Water Resources: Includes a wide variety of workbooks and worksheets—from independent work activities like coloring sheets for younger children, to workbooks for tweens to simple hands-on science experiments.
- Homeschool activities from the Water Education Foundation: Includes videos, resources and presentations for pre-K through college.
- Project WET Foundation, Discover Water: Games, videos, and more that help kids discover the role that water plays in their lives.
- Water Science School from the U.S. Geological Survey: Information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can test your water knowledge.
For more information or questions, please contact Chris Perry or Christine Kohn, Water Spots Outreach Coordinators, at WaterSpotsContest@gmail.com or (916) 416-7367.
Sponsored by the Regional Water Authority (RWA) and local water providers, the Water Spots Video Contest challenges students with a real-life project: Create a 30-second public service video that educates and motivates the public to use water efficiently and stop water waste. Videos from past winners are available on the Be Water Smart YouTube channel.