The Long Beach Water Department is committed to establishing and maintaining close partnerships with local schools to help educate future generations of water users. Educating students early on about the importance of water will enable them to be responsible users of water throughout their adult lives.
We offer a variety of options for classroom visits. Our knowledgeable staff is available to discuss everything from water conservation to technical discussions to job fair assemblies.
For our elementary schools, we offer a variety of classroom activities. Our education materials are standard-based and can be taught by the teacher as time permits or by our trained volunteers.
Solar Cup is a seven-month program that begins in the fall, in which high school teams build and race solar-powered boats at Lake Skinner, in Temecula Valley, learning about conservation of natural resources, electrical and mechanical engineering, problem solving and much more.
The Long Beach Water Department sponsors up to two teams per year from local area high schools.
For more information on being a participant in future solar cups, please contact Melissa Keyes at (562) 570-2309.