Grab-and-Go Water Activities
Explore, discover, and learn about the importance of water with the Municipal Water District of Orange County’s Grab-and-Go Water Activities. Developed in partnership with the Orange County Department of Education, these free, self-guided water activities encourage students to think deeply about their connection to the world around them, and inspire them to make smart decisions to protect the natural resources we depend on every day. Designed for Orange County K-12 teachers, parents, and students, these hands-on activities can be done in the classroom, or at home with the whole family!
Students reflect on their relationship with water and create an art poster demonstrating ways to protect and preserve our limited water supply. Artwork is eligible for MWDOC’s annual Water Awareness Poster Contest.
Students explore natural and human-made disaster situations and identify essential items needed for an emergency survival kit – or “Go-Bag.”
Students investigate the importance of thriving ecosystems by examining how the health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta in northern California is critical to Orange County’s water supply.
Students explore how the health and sustainability of all communities depend on a clean, safe, and reliable supply of water and film a 1-minute Public Service Announcement (PSA) that persuades others to use water wisely.
Students create a map of their home or school to observe how humans interact and impact the environment and identify opportunities to save water.
Students create a natural journal by exploring the natural world and recording how water interacts with all living things.
Students design, build, and test a marble run that illustrates how water is delivered from northern California to Orange County homes and businesses through a series of aqueducts, reservoirs, water treatment plants, and pipes.
Students discover the challenges faced by water providers to deliver clean, safe, reliable water to homes and businesses as they design, build, and test their own water filtration systems using common household materials.