Program Overview

The Kern County Water Agency’s Improvement District No. 4 (ID4) is pleased to offer the following Next Generation Science Standards-based high school presentation and materials free of charge to schools located within ID4’s service area.

The high school program is made possible through funding from the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 84) administered by the California Department of Water Resources.

To view the list of all schools located within ID4’s service area, click here.


Local and State Water Supplies

This 45-minute classroom presentation leads students through a discussion of local and state water sources, and the history of California’s complex water system.  Students will also be introduced to the water purification process, and to varied and numerous career opportunities in the water industry.  As an extension activity, teachers have the option of showing ID4’s “Do the Water” video segments that explain the purification process.  The videos were made in collaboration with the Kern County Superintendent of Schools.This 45-minute classroom presentation leads students through a discussion of local and State water sources, and the history of California’s complex water system.  Students are then asked to discuss and present possible solutions to California’s water challenges.  As an extension activity, teachers have the option of showing Improvement District No. 4’s “Do the Water” video segments that explain the purification process.  The videos were made in collaboration with the Kern County Superintendent of Schools

At the conclusion of the presentation, teachers receive a California water map poster for their classrooms. 

                                                                                                                                                          To view the Project WET Urban Waters Presentation, click here.