With the state and region facing a water supply crisis, Otay Water District is firmly committed to supporting water sustainability educational programs. Otay Water District provides field trips to the Water Conservation Garden, school assemblies, Splash Labs and water awareness poster contests.

Otay Water District has worked to analyze and integrate the NGSS standards used by educators to provide a comprehensive packet that contains lesson plans, activities and resources focused around water conservation that can be utilized independently by teachers in their classrooms whenever they need lesson ideas or help. These materials are intended to be a fun, hands-on way to get students to understand water as a resource and the role it plays in their lives—while remaining creative, affordable and easily integrated into the grade curriculum for teachers.

Free School Bus Tours to the Water Conservation Garden

The District funds up to 30 school bus tours each school year. Funding includes reimbursement for the school bus to the Water Conservation Garden and a tour by Water Conservation Garden’s Ms. Smarty Plants. Watch the video below to learn more about Garden Tours. Contact to inquire about available funding.

Water Education for Teachers

Splash Labs

School Assemblies Grades K – 6

WaterSense Resources for Teachers