California Water H2O Challenge 2018


Once again, the Cal Water H2O Challenge is inviting schools in California from grades 4-6 to participate in a classroom initiated and developed project that focuses on water. In partnership with NAAEE, the WestEd K-12 Alliance, and Cal Water. The California Water H2O Challenge begins on Dec. 31, 2017 and closes Jan 31,
2018. All submissions are due February 28, 2018.

Here is the info should you choose to accept this mission:

  • The students of participating classrooms initiate, develop, and
    implement a 4-8 week-long project (or longer at teacher discretion),
    focusing on caring for water. This class-based project explores water as
    a global resource and as a local resource, while tackling a local water
    problem in an individual and community-based endeavor.
  •  A handbook can be found at resources,
    including a guide for the flow of the project, and sample lesson plans.
    • Upon completion of the project, students create a final portfolio
    documenting their work. This portfolio, along with accompanying
    cover sheets, student reflections, and a teacher reflection, constitute
    the final submission. Sample Portfolios can be found in the resource
    • Early Registration closes Dec. 31, 2017. Final Registration closes Jan 31,
    2018. Submissions are due February 28, 2018.
    • Curriculum Alignment: Common Core State Standards and is
    complementary to the Next Generation Science Standards. In aligning
    the curriculum, sample lesson plans were developed incorporating
    these guidelines.
    • Project-Based Learning: Developed with the help of the WestEd /
    K-12 Alliance and the North American Association for Environmental
    Education, their project-based learning model offers an effective
    and engaging manner to inspire students to community action while
    achieving curriculum standards.
    • Objective Rubric: Judging of the competition will be conducted by a
    panel of experts working in education and/or an environmental field.
    It will use an objective rubric, developed with the help of the West Ed
    / K-12 Alliance. This rubric evaluates the water topic choice, project
    goals, action plan, and outcomes, long term benefits, integration with
    student learning and curriculum, student participation, impact on
    student learning, presentation, and impact on teacher practice.

In school

And the prizes are:

Grand Prize

Class Celebration: Classroom tent-camping
trip to the Santa Monica Mountains with
Class Funding: $3,500 grant
Extras: Cal Water prize packs for every student

2nd Place

Class Celebration: A Pizza Party
Class Funding: $2,500 grant
Extras: Cal Water prize packs for every student

3rd Place

Class Funding: $2,000 grant
Extras: Cal Water prize packs for every student

4th Place

Class Funding: $1,000 grant
Extras: Cal Water prize packs for every student

All Participant Prizes

Student Recognition: An official certificate of
participation for every student
Teacher Recognition: A teacher certificate
Teacher Gift: An AMEX gift card

The Cal Water H2O Challenge is a very important learning lesson for students and teachers. Everyone, not only in California, can learn about water conservation, proper water usage, and helping the environment. The best thing about participating in this classroom-led competition is that everyone in the participating classes can contribute to the projects.

If your school isn’t part of the area that’s serviced by Cal Water, there are still many fun and challenging ways to include your students or your kids at home. Fun ways of learning about water conservation includes using timers for showers and baths, catching rain water or gently used water for watering plants, and growing your fruits and vegetables at home where you can control water usage. Learning about water – one of the most important resources for us – is a crucial step in preserving this most precious resource. Many countries around the world can’t get fresh water but here in the US, water can so easily be wasted and contaminated.

So, check out the website today and consider participating!


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2 thoughts on “California Water H2O Challenge 2018

  1. Hello, I am wondering if you were paid yet for this campaign? I’ve also done this one and cannot get anyone’s attention to tell me when we’re being paid.

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