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Hello Educators & Parents

We've created an educational resource page featuring free water education materials to support and supplement learning about important water topics.  We also offer online resources,  a free water education school assembly and water education training for teachers in Fremont, Newark and Union City schools. 
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WaterClips Student Video Contest 

Students from Tri-City middle schools and high schools  (grades 6 -12) are invited to enter our 5th annual WaterClips Student Video Contest and win scholarships up to $500 and have their video shown in local movie theaters! 

Students  can compete as an individual entry or in teams.  Videos can be live action, animation, personal testimonial, whatever! Just focus your video on the contest theme, Finding and Fixing Leaks, and send it to us. 

Visit our WaterClips Student Video contest webpage for details about rules, requirements and contest application. 

Deadline to submit video is Friday, March 1, 2024.

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Free Educational Materials

Support water education learning in your classroom by ordering free activity booklets, coloring books, posters, maps, curriculum guides, pencils, rulers and California poppy seeds.  Order materials here.

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Free Water Education Workshops for Teachers

ACWD offers Project WET (Water Education Today) training featuring fun, interactive NGSS curriculum and activities. Teachers preview and practice in-class lessons applicable for K-12 classrooms in every subject area. Past trainings have also included a tour of our water treatment facility and new fish ladder facilities.  In addition, continuing education credit is available. This workshop is for  formal and non formal educators.  If you are interested in participating in a future Project WET workshop hosted by the Alameda County Water District, please sign up here.  You will be contacted when the next workshop is scheduled.

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FREE Live Entertainment

ACWD's water education assembly performer ZunZun is available to entertain students at Tri-City area schools.  This is free to schools in Fremont, Newark and Union City.  Call ZunZun today to book a performance at your school!
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Live Stream or Pre-Recorded Options with ZunZun

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Live Stream Assembly
ZunZun will perform an exciting 30 minute water education themed assembly filled with music, movement, dance and science concepts. Contact us (info below)!
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Contact us to schedule a live stream assembly or for free
delivery of CA poppy seed packets and/or water movement
cards at 831.426.0684 or zunzuntunes@gmail.com
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ACWD Virtual Tour: Fish Passage Projects in Alameda Creek
Catch a recording of the tour here and join Anna, the steelhead trout, with ACWD friends, for a fun and educational up-close look at our fish passage projects in Alameda Creek! 

Every attendee has the best seat in the house as we take you down into the creek bed and alongside the installation of a state-of-the-art fish ladder and give you a behind-the-scenes look at the operation of one of our inflatable rubber dams and first fish ladder, fish screens and water diversion pipelines. Tour-goers will get a near fish-eye-view of the journey Anna, the steelhead trout, will be able to take once our projects are complete.

These projects have been decades in the making, with the help of our many partners, and are now nearing completion. We'll show the magnitude of these $78 million dollar projects (with partner support and grants) designed to allow threatened steelhead trout, like Anna and other fish species, to migrate easily and safely upstream and downstream. The project will also allow ACWD to maintain reliable water supplies for residents and businesses in Fremont, Newark and Union City. Following the 45-minute tour is  a 15-minute Q&A session with ACWD staff.