Water Education

Education Programs

Children water experimentRancho Water has provided education programs for transitional kindergarten through 12th grade since 1984. This non-profit endeavor is designed to educate our children about water and wastewater issues as well as to promote water use efficiency among future leaders.

Rancho Water assists educators in meeting their educational goals by providing literature, curriculum packets, assembly programs, and much more free of charge. The materials offered to educators will help fulfill the requirements for the Science Framework for California Schools.

It is our hope that the Water Education Program will provide you with the necessary resources to assist you in teaching more about our precious resource, water.

$500 Teacher Grant Program

We are proud to offer a new grant program aimed at affording local TK-12 grade educators within our service area the opportunity to explore water in the classroom. Teachers can each receive up to $500 for water-related projects and programs. 

The grant funds must be used for classroom water education activities. Suggestions for topics include, but are not limited to: water conservation and sustainability, drought, careers in water, and where our water comes from. Grant amounts will be awarded based on need and the completion of the grant application in its entirety. Funds must be used during the 2023-2024 school year.

Submission information:

  • Grant applications are now openWade Holding Open Binder 2
  • Submissions will close on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Any applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
  • Grants will be awarded to selected teachers in January 2024. 
  • Grant recipients must submit a program follow-up synopsis (max 500 words) with photos (if available) within 30 days of the end of the school year. All submitted photos will become the property of Rancho Water and may be used for social media and marketing purposes.

Apply for the Rancho Water Educators Grant