In 2010, the Castaic Lake Water Agency education staff designed a program to enhance the high school environmental science curriculum. Environmental Science is a rigorous course offered to students in grades 9-12 in the Santa Clarita Valley. The course covers several environmental topics, including an in-depth look at water resources in California.
The CLWA program features a summer workshop focused on current water events, industry laws and standards, analysis of soil/water relationships and laboratory permeability experimentation designed to introduce engineering concepts. During the two-hour class, students complete a series of questions designed to develop their understanding of the relationship of water with the environment.
As the popularity of the program grows, some science teachers in the Hart District are requiring the students take the workshop in place of a written summer project completed prior to the start of the fall semester.
For more information about the CLWA High School Environmental Science Workshop, click here.
To schedule a workshop, click here.