Jr. High and High School Programs
Every year, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California sponsors the nation’s largest solar-powered boat competition during the month of May at Lake Skinner, in Temecula Valley. Anaheim Public Utilities sponsors high school teams from Anaheim to compete in the boat race, which consists of about 40 schools and 800 students. The Solar Cup is a seven-month program in which students design and build boats that are powered by solar energy stored in batteries. The Solar Cup provides hands-on learning about water conservation, renewable energy sources, mechanical engineering and teamwork. For more information, call (714) 765-4250
High School Career Paths Symposium
In response to the city-wide P21 initiative, which calls on local businesses, community organizations and city officials to support and collaborate with schools to prepare students for the workforce, Anaheim Public Utilities, in collaboration with Anaheim high schools, offers a Career Paths Symposium for high school students. During the 1 day symposium, students come on-site and learn about the value of having a municipally-owned utility in their city, while also being introduced to the wide-range of careers in the utility industry. Additionally, students receive an overview of the services provided by Anaheim Public Utilities, attend break-out sessions in which they receive advice directly from staff representing many of utilities’ trade and professional career paths, and listen to a key note address about general career- advancing best practices such as creating a professional image, developing a strong resume, and seeking out opportunities through networking. For more information, call (714) 765-4250.
Utility Facilities Tours
Anaheim Public Utilities offers facility tours for junior high and high school classrooms interested in learning more about energy and water resources. For more information, call (714) 765-5026.
Save Water Digital Art Contest
Anaheim Public Utilities hosts an annual water conservation digital art contest as part of the celebration for water awareness month in May. Students in grades 7th through 12th are invited to express their creativity using photography or digitally processed images to inspire the community to Save Water. Winners are selected and awarded prizes along with having their art work displayed on the website.
Water Conservation Poster Contest
Each year, Anaheim Public Utilities hosts the annual water conservation poster contest as part of the celebration of May as Water Awareness Month in California. First through 8th-graders are invited to create colorful posters depicting key water conservation messages. These young artists get the opportunity to communicate the importance of saving water - our most precious resource - through the posters they enter in this contest. Three winners are selected from each grade level. The winning posters are displayed in the lobby of Anaheim West Tower and trophies are presented at a ceremony prior to an Anaheim Angels baseball game. Congratulations to all of the winners and participants for their great ideas and creative execution!
The Energy Coalition
The Energy Coalition (TEC) provides Anaheim students, grades 3rd through 6th, the opportunity to explore energy and water use in the home and understand the larger environmental issues related to electricity and the water/energy nexus, through science based (STEM) curricula. TEC promotes the Department’s energy and water conservation efforts for grades 7th through 12th as well, through outreach and delivery of program materials, including a competition for sustainability surveys and student essays. TEC also works with Anaheim high schools and junior high schools on the planning and implementation of drought tolerant California friendly demonstration gardens. For more information, call (714) 765-4250.