Education Programs

SBMWD strives to help our community learn about water, including where it comes from, how we use it, and how to conserve it. We promote water and wastewater education both in and outside of the classroom through interactive workshops, presentations, events, and collaboration with local education leaders.

Virtual Water Education Activities 

SBMWD is working with the Inland Empire Resource Conservation District (IERCD) to develop virtual water education lessons for grades K-12. 

These fun follow-along activities are designed to be completed with supplies easily found at home. The lessons teach curious young minds about water resources and conservation while meeting Next Generation Science teaching standards. 

Lesson 1: Surface Tension (Grades K-2)

Watch this video to learn more about the importance of proper handwashing and about the amazing properties of water.

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Water Conservation Poster Contest

Each year, SBMWD holds a water conservation poster contest throughout our service area to encourage students to use their creativity by illustrating the importance of water conservation. The winning students and their teachers are recognized for their efforts with awards presentations and the selected artwork is featured in our annual water conservation calendar.

Poster Contest Artwork


View the 2020 Water Conservation Calendar

Water Education Classroom Presentations

In addition to hosting our annual Water Conservation Poster Contest, SBMWD works closely with the IERCD to offer programs and in-classroom presentations that support the science curriculum goals of teachers throughout our service area.

These presentations cover a wide range of information related to our local water supplies and focus on our continued need for conservation and public stewardship. 

Teachers: Do you want to participate in the annual poster contest or schedule a water conservation presentation for your classroom? Call us at (909) 384-5141 for more information.

Instructor and Kids Participating in Water Lesson

Inland Solar Challenge

The Inland Solar Challenge gathers high school students across the Inland Empire to build and race solar powered boats while learning about water resource management. SBMWD helps sponsor, plan and participate in this annual event to promote water conservation and water education in our community. Congratulations to our Department team, Cajon High School, for taking home the gold three years in a row! Go Cowboys!

Learn more about the event at Inlandsolarchallenge.com 

Cajon Inland Solar Challenge Team with Boat