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Kid Zone

Teaching the next generation about our most precious resource

Our Kid Zone Schools Program is designed around the idea that teaching kids to be water-savvy today translates to water-wise adults for generations to come. While classroom visits were not possible due to restrictions, fully accessible virtual lessons were created to continue our valued program. Teachers could sign up for support and could assign the standards-based grade level water lesson in a variety of ways to best suit their classroom’s needs. Our stimulating lessons are now offered through a personal visit to the classroom, a streaming virtual visit, or a teacher-led virtual visit to accommodate every school (and every student) in the Zone 7 service area.

253 virtual presentations used

6,380 estimated student participants

8 virtual standards-based lessons offered

Lessons in the program are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards for K-12 content, created, and taught by certified educators. Funded by Zone 7 Water Agency and supported by its Board of Directors, the program invests in youth water system education and appreciation.

Hosted digital scavenger hunt for families

During the summer, the Kid Zone team hosted a fun opportunity for residents and families to step away from their screens and visit water-wise landmarks in the cities of Livermore, Dublin and Pleasanton. Water-wise landmarks included parks and fountains that used recycled water and water-wise gardens!

Encouraged water-wise education

In honor of Earth Day, the Kid Zone team shared a water-wise online puzzle that encouraged students to think about our most precious resource, water! The first 50 people who completed the puzzle won a Zone 7 reusable water bottle.

Distributed water themed prizes

The Kid Zone team has curated a variety of water-themed prizes that help deliver important water conservation messages to the Tri-Valley community. These items are distributed at events and were used as prizes for the winners of various school and community events including:

  • Hart Middle School Poetry Contest

  • City of Livermore Poster contest

  • Livermore Science Odyssey

2021 Water Awareness Poster Contest Winners

Stella Marcel, Sunset Elementary • 1st Place, 3rd Grade

Stella Marcel, Sunset Elementary • 1st Place, 3rd Grade

Utsha Dey, Altamont Creek Elementary • 2nd Place, 3rd Grade

Utsha Dey, Altamont Creek Elementary • 2nd Place, 3rd Grade

Prabveer Singh Sarang, Emma C. Smith Elementary • 3rd Place, 3rd Grade

Prabveer Singh Sarang, Emma C. Smith Elementary • 3rd Place, 3rd Grade

Abigail Bodero, Joe Michell K - 8 • Honorable Mention, 3rd Grade

Abigail Bodero, Joe Michell K – 8 • Honorable Mention, 3rd Grade

Fiona Haberman, Sunset Elementary • Honorable Mention, 3rd Grade
Fiona Haberman, Sunset Elementary • Honorable Mention, 3rd Grade
Yul Kim, Rancho Las Positas Elementary • 1st Place, 4th Grade

Yul Kim, Rancho Las Positas Elementary • 1st Place, 4th Grade

Selina Sharma, Emma C. Smith Elementary • 2nd Place, 4th Grade

Selina Sharma, Emma C. Smith Elementary • 2nd Place, 4th Grade

Jacob Ryan, Croce Elementary • 3rd Place, 4th Grade

Jacob Ryan, Croce Elementary • 3rd Place, 4th Grade

Stacy Haupt, Croce Elementary • Honorable Mention, 4th Grade

Stacy Haupt, Croce Elementary • Honorable Mention, 4th Grade

Kayla Dippo, Sunset Elementary • 1st Place, 5th Grade

Kayla Dippo, Sunset Elementary • 1st Place, 5th Grade

Angelina Whiting, Marylin Avenue Elementary • Honorable Mention, 4th Grade

Angelina Whiting, Marylin Avenue Elementary • Honorable Mention, 4th Grade

James Storm, Croce Elementary • Honorable Mention, 4th Grade

James Storm, Croce Elementary • Honorable Mention, 4th Grade

Angeline Roy, Altamont Creek • 2nd Place, 5th Grade

Angeline Roy, Altamont Creek • 2nd Place, 5th Grade

Avery Lockhart, Croce Elementary • 3rd Place, 5th Grade

Avery Lockhart, Croce Elementary • 3rd Place, 5th Grade

Madilynn Sarasua, Our Savior Lutheran • Honorable Mention, 5th Grade

Madilynn Sarasua, Our Savior Lutheran • Honorable Mention, 5th Grade

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What You Can Do

Interested in educational resources and fun activities that help build a new generation of water champions? Visit www.zone7water.com/kid-zone for plenty of options categorized by grade level.

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