Conservation Curriculum Encourages Teachers to Get ‘Cash’ Creative
EduBucks Grant Program Increases Water-wise Awareness among District Youth

February 3, 2021 –Rowland Water District is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020-2021 EduBucks educational program, which encourages area teachers and students to get creative in crafting water-wise curriculum, virtual classroom field trips, and conservation-related activities. A District representative will “virtually” visit each school to ensure that the winning projects have been completed.

“The EduBucks program is a fun way to get students excited about the world of water, and to get them thinking about future careers in a fast growing industry,” says Brittnie Van De Car, Education and Community Outreach Coordinator for Rowland Water District. “Conservation will always be an issue of great importance, especially here in California, and our students are the perfect ambassadors to champion this cause as we move forward with innovative and creative technologies that improve the ways we work and live.”

In partnership with the Water Education Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC), Rowland has awarded nearly fifteen-hundred dollars in cash prizes this year to local schools and teachers. All K-12 teachers in the District are eligible to compete. Teachers may apply individually or as a team, and may receive up to $500 $ per project.

The 2020 EduBucks award recipients include:

Ms. Lori Wasson-2nd grade teacher, Blandford Elementary School-$491.77
“Welcome to the World of Water”

Mr. Gilbert Navarro-4th and 5th grade teacher, Jellick Elementary School-$498.07
“A Long Walk To Water”

Ms. Ana Dinkins-1st grade teacher, Blandford Elementary School-$479.00
“Water Protectors Take Action”

EduBucks Awards Total: $1,468.84

All teacher recipients are required to submit a final project budget, project pictures, and a written summary of what their students learned.

For more information about the EduBucks program and about Rowland Water District visit www.rowlandwater.com