In partnership with widely recognized experts in the field of education and sustainability, Anaheim Public Utilities provides additional resources and tools for Anaheim students to reinforce their learning through hands-on, engaging and fun activities. We offer exciting and unique learning platforms that contribute to a well-rounded educational experience for our students.
Through a partnership with Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC), we provide grade-specific water education classes, field trips, and teacher workshops through the Discovery Science Cube in Santa Ana.
The curriculum for 1st through 5th graders covers basic facts about the water cycle, water treatment, water storage and water recycling. The program is designed to help youngsters appreciate water as our most precious natural resource.
The Inside the Outdoors (ITO) program provides Anaheim students, grades 3rd through 6th, with the unique opportunity to participate in a hands-on classroom style outdoor lab to explore the water cycle and environmental issues related to water.
These hands on lab activities can also be brought to schools through ITO’s Traveling Scientist program which provides mobile education focused on water conservation. Students, teachers, parents, and the community are empowered to explore natural preserves and expand their knowledge, understanding and stewardship of the environment.
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.