Education Programs

SBMWD strives to help our community learn about water, including where it comes from, how we use it, and how to conserve it. We promote water and wastewater education both in and outside of the classroom through interactive workshops, presentations, events, and collaboration with local education leaders.

Water Awareness Poster Contest

Each year, SBMWD holds a poster contest throughout the San Bernardino City Unified School District and the SBMWD water service area for students grades K-12. The contest encourages students to use their creativity by illustrating the importance of water awareness and conservation. The winning students and their teachers are recognized for their efforts with awards presentations and the selected artwork is featured in SBMWD's annual calendar. Check out the latest calendar here

2023 Calendar Cover

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2022 contest!

Visit the Poster Contest page for more details.

VGirl with Tablet Opens in new windowirtual Water Education Activities

SBMWD partnered with the Inland Empire Resource Conservation District (IERCD) to develop virtual water education lessons for grades K-12. These fun follow-along activities are designed to be completed with supplies easily found at home. The lessons teach curious young minds about water resources and conservation while meeting Next Generation Science teaching standards.

Visit the Virtual Water Activities page

Water Education Classroom Presentations

In addition to hosting our annual Water Conservation Poster Contest, SBMWD works closely with the IERCD to offer programs and in-classroom presentations that support the science curriculum goals of teachers throughout our service area.

IERCD Education Team

These presentations cover a wide range of information related to our local water supplies and focus on our continued need for conservation and public stewardship. 

View the 4th/5th grade water conservation presentation. 

Teachers: Do you want to participate in the annual poster contest or schedule a water conservation presentation for your classroom? Call us at (909) 384-5141 for more information.

IERCD educator in classroom

Inland Solar Challenge

The Inland Solar Challenge gathers high school students across the Inland Empire to build and race solar powered boats while learning about water resource management. SBMWD helps sponsor, plan and participate in this annual event to promote water conservation and water education in our community. Congratulations to our Department team, Cajon High School, for taking home the gold three years in a row! Go Cowboys!

Learn more about the event at 

Cajon Inland Solar Challenge Team with Boat