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Water and Energy Conservation for LA Middle School Students

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Welcome!!

 

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

 

Water and Energy Conservation

Activity packet created by TBF staff. Click image for PDF of entire package.

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

TBF-LADWP Water and Energy Conservation For Kids

Click image above to see video (opens to YouTube)

3. LA Water, Energy & Climate Change Infographics

 

Save Water, Save LA Infographic

Click image for PDF of “Save Water, Save LA” Infographic

Save Energy, Save LA Infographic

Click image to open PDF of “Save Energy, Save LA” Infographic.

Climate Change LA Infographic

Click image to open PDF of Climate Change Infographic

 

 

4. Water & Energy Interactive Story Maps

 

Story of Water Story Map Image

Click Image for “The Story of Water in Los Angeles” Interactive Story Map Webpage

Story of Energy Image

Click Image for “The Story of Energy in Los Angeles” Interactive Story Map Webpage

5. Water & Energy Conservation PSAs

 

Power Spinning YouTude Image

“Power Spinning” – click image to see the humorous 60 second energy conservation PSA

Desert Delivery YouTube Image

Click image to watch the 60 second, award winning, PSA “Power Spinning”.

Pretend YouTube Image

Click image to watch a creative 30 second PSA on water conservation.

6. Rain Garden Installation Resources

 

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Click the image to watch a video on a rain garden installation we installed in 2015.

How-to Guide (CC)

Click the image to get our free guide on how to install rain barrels and rain gardens (PDF | 28MB).


 

7. Helpful Resources

 

 


Acknowledgements

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.

 

For more information, please contact The Bay Foundation at rabbott@santamonicabay.org.