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Water conservation education programs

We are pleased to announce that the Saving Water Partnership is teaming up with Nature Vision, an award-winning environmental education non-profit, to bring innovative programs to your students during the school year! Our educational programs:

  • are free
  • last approximately one hour
  • meet Washington State Science Standards
  • support teachers in STEM education goals and adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards
  • consist of in-class and field programs that cover every grade level and multiple learning styles

Visit the Nature Vision site for a full list of SWP-supported programs and registration info.


Be Water Smart! Teacher Activity Guide (pdf)

This unit guides children in grades 1-6 through fun problem-solving experiences that lay a foundation for conserving water. The topics focus on general conservation, leaks, and conserving water specifically in the bathroom and at home. Each of the four topics within this unit uses a poster, class discussion and/or activity to address water conservation.

What Do You Know About H2O? (pdf).

This quiz helps rate how much you or students know about where our water comes from, how water is used, and how to save water. (To prepare for the quiz, your students can rummage through the rest of our site. Our activities and fun facts contain information that will help you improve your score!)

Field Trips

Field trips and tours of the Cedar River Watershed are available for school groups and the general public.

  • School Field Trips – The Cedar River Watershed offers free 4th and 5th grade naturalist-led watershed education field programs to public and private schools in the spring and fall.
  • Public Education Programs and Field Trips – The Cedar River Municipal Watershed supplies 70 percent of the Seattle area’s drinking water. See a comprehensive list of Cedar River Watershed Summer Public Tours. All tours require preregistration.
  • Cedar River Education Center – The Cedar River Watershed Education Center is a regional education facility created as a gathering place to connect people with the source of their water. The Center provides opportunities for thousands of visitors to learn about the complex issues surrounding the region’s drinking water, forests and wildlife.

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