Through a generous grant from the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP), The Bay Foundation (TBF) created this engaging and fun water and energy conservation project for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) middle school students and teachers. It is meant to enhance and not replace current lesson plans regarding water and energy conservation and climate change. The Project Activity Book, educational video, and infographics were created just for this project and were presented to hundreds of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) middle school students from Panorama City to South Los Angeles. The materials can be used freely by teachers, students, and parents, either as part of classroom instruction or by students independently to supplement their studies.
1. Project Activity Book
The Activity Packet contains ten engaging online and offline activities on water, energy, and climate change. Activities include: 1) Water Knowledge Quiz; 2) Water Knowledge Word Search; 3) calculating their “water footprint” online; 4) Energy Knowledge Crossword Puzzle; 5) taking an energy nap; 6) calculating Ecological Footprint; 7) The Story of Water Story Map exercise; 8) assessing the need for water conservation aerators in kitchen, bathroom sink, and shower; 9) conservation art project; 10) Parental Survey.
2. Water & Energy Conservation for Kids Video
3. LA Water, Energy & Climate Change Infographics
4. Water & Energy Interactive Story Maps
5. Water & Energy Conservation PSAs
6. Rain Garden Installation Resources
7. Helpful Resources
We would like to thank the teachers and students of Girls Athletic Leadership School (GALS LA) in Panorama City, Los Angeles Academy of Arts & Enterprise (LAAAE) in Downtown LA, and Thomas Alva Edison Middle School in South Los Angeles for letting us test and revise the materials. We would like to especially thank LADWP for their ongoing investment in community-based water and energy conservation projects.