Roots & Shoots, a youth service program founded by Dr. Jane Goodall in 1991, provides educators with real tools that develop students' 21st century learning skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, and a spirit of collaboration..
The Waterwise Community Center is a member of the Water Education Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC). WEWAC is a consortium of water conservation and water education professionals in the Inland Empire, working together to promote water education and water awareness programs in southern California.
WEWAC sponsors an EduBucks program for educators within the WEWAC service area. EduBucks is designed to support projects that increase student awareness of the importance of water in southern California. It is also intended to improve and supplement academic instruction by providing financial support to teachers seeking to do creative classroom projects that might not otherwise be possible.
All kindergarten through 12th grade teachers are eligible to apply for grant awards of up to $600 each. Teachers may choose to apply individually or as a team with other teachers, as long as the project involves water education. Applications from individual teachers that look like exact or close duplicates may not be considered.
Applications for the EduBucks Program are typically due in November. Check the WEWAC website for this year's program information.
Water Conservation Campaign (Broadcast Media & Digital Art Contest)
The Water Conservation Campaign is hosted by the WEWAC and is open to middle and high school students in the CBWCD service area.
The objective of the Water Conservation Campaign is to increase awareness of the importance of water in southern California. The program is intended to enhance group participation - class projects are welcome.
The prizes are awarded to the school. No individuals will be provided prize money.
Winners receive up to $100 for the first place winner for a pizza party as well as up to $600; up to $400 for the second place winner; and up to $200 for the third place winner.
Applications are typically due in mid-March.
Water Scholar Program
Four scholarships of up to $500 each will be awarded.
Applications are typically due at the end of January. Check the WEWAC website for this year's program information.