Student and Teacher Resources

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EID works closely with community partners around the region. The links below provide teacher and student resources to find materials, lesson plans, and workshops at no cost.
Be Water Smart provides educational materials and tools for students and teachers. Click here for tools for the classroom.

Project Wet


Water Education for Teachers (WET) provides materials and workshops that provide educational credits at no charge. Teachers receive materials, books, and hands on training of lesson plans to take back to the classroom.

All curriculum meets California Standards and the Environmental Education Initiative (EEI). Click here for the link to WET's teacher resource page.

Media in Education logo   Media in Education (MIE), sponsored by the Sacramento Bee, program meets the state-standards for grades K-8, while delivering student supplements, teaching materials, an opportunity to win prizes, and a special MIE subscription. The updated “Be Water Smart News: Water, the Never Ending Cycle” supplement encourages students to practice water efficiency in everyday activities. The newspaper supplement and The Bee’s electronic editions are brought to El Dorado County schools by EID, the Regional Water Authority’s Be Water Smart Educational Program, and the Sacramento Bee MIE Educators.


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  The Water Education Foundation (WEF) offers a variety of programs to teach students, our future voters and leaders, about water. Students in grades K-14 learn about the history, geography and science of water, and the difficult decisions surrounding this complex issue. All Foundation classroom materials are consistent with the standards of the California State Frameworks for Science and History/Social Science and are designed to correlate with grade-level teaching requirements.

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The California Water Awareness Campaign is an effort by organizations throughout California to heighten public awareness about conservation, supply, quality, and the distribution of water. The website offers online interactive activities and printable materials.
 Department of Water Resources logo  

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California's water. DWR works with other agencies to benefit the state's people, and to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments.

DWR's website offers educational materials and provides water facts on watersheds, wetlands, and other important information on how the environment and what we do effects our water quality. Visit the website to learn more and access student handbook and teacher guides.