Each year, the Regional Water Authority hosts the Water Spots Video Contest.
The contest challenges students to create compelling and original 30-second Public Service Announcement (PSA) videos on a select water efficiency topic. The contest is open to all middle and high school students attending schools in Sacramento, Placer and El Dorado counties and the City of West Sacramento.
Judging is based on creativity, entertainment value, accuracy, originality and incorporation of the water efficiency topic.
Questions? Contact Water Spots Outreach Coordinators Chris Perry or Christine Kohn at WaterSpotsContest@gmail.com.
- “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.
- Project WET (Water Education for Teachers): The Regional Water Authority and local water providers underwrite educational classes and comprehensive water education resources for teachers. Materials include lesson plans that meet Common Core standards.
- Save Our Water (California’s statewide water efficiency program) offers interactive coloring books, videos and a virtual home tour on their web site to make water efficiency fun.
- WaterSense (from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) has online information and activities for teachers and students. There’s even a fun game to play with Flo, the WaterSense mascot.
- The USGS Water Science School (U.S. Geological Survey) has information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can test your water knowledge.
- “Water Conservation and You” Mr. Leaky Activity Book: A fun way for young children to color their way to learning about the water cycle and how to use water wisely at home.
- Les Leaky Coloring Graphic: Help Les Leaky find and stop water waste in this 8.5 x 11” coloring graphic designed to be easily downloaded and shared.
- What is the Water Cycle: NASA satellites orbiting Earth right now are helping us to understand what is happening with water on our planet. A fun way to learn about the water cycle.