The School Program in Fresno teaches students about storm water – where it flows, how it becomes polluted, and how to prevent stormwater pollution is fundamental to understanding our local water resources.

The District is pleased to offer a variety of educational materials and resources to schools within the Fresno-Clovis metropolitan area. The information provided can assist in meeting California Next Generation Science Standard (NGSS) educational standards for:

  • Earth’s Systems (MS-ESS2-4 & MS-ESS3-1)
  • Human Impact (MS-ESS3-3 & MS-ESS3-4)
  • Engineering Design (MS-ETS1-1)

Educational Materials

The District has created age appropriate materials for students. The District is pleased to offer a set of classroom tools for elementary and middle schools that align with order classroom materialsCalifornia’s standards. Upon request the District can provide classroom quantities of brochures, activity booklets, videos, fact sheets and posters specially designed for school use.

The District will deliver materials to schools in the Fresno/Clovis metropolitan area or they can be picked up at the District Office. If you are outside of the Fresno/Clovis metropolitan area most of the materials are available to download.

Materials Available

  • Clean Storm Water Activity Book (1st to 3rd grade level)
  • From the Mountains to the Valley Activity Book (4th to 6th grade level)
  • Water Cycle Poster (4th to 6th grade level)
  • Storm Drains 101 Video (4th to 8th grade level)
  • Keep Our Water Clean Package includes Student Infographic, Teacher’s Guide, Poster & Power Point (6th grade level)
  • Reduce and Recycle—Help Our Community Package includes Student Infographic, Teacher’s Guide, Poster & Power Point (6th to 7th grade level)
  • Help Conserve Our Water Supply Package includes Student Infographic, Teacher’s Guide, Poster & Power Point (7th to 8th grade level)

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Another newly developed water educational tool is an interactive map.  It uses local landmarks, simple animation, short videos and info pop-ups to illustrate how stormwater moves through our community and why it is important to keep it clean.  View map.

Presentations

The District offers hands-on, interactive presentations for classrooms and assemblies. Topics include:

  • Water’s properties
  • The local watershed
  • Stormwater
  • Drinking water
  • Wastewater
  • Water conservation
  • Pollution prevention
  • The water cycle

To request a presentation please contact Patrick Bryan at patrickb@fresnofloodcontrol.org. Presentations take about 45 minutes to 1 hour. You will be contacted as soon as possible to confirm the date of the presentation.
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