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Welcome to Kid's Corner. Where you can get the story on stormwater pollution, and learn why our creeks, bays and ocean get polluted. Discover what you and your friends can do to help prevent pollution, and how to play it safe, in your neighborhood and at the beach.

Play a game and learn about keeping our watershed healthy!kids water cycle

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School education:

The Municipal Water District of Orange County offers a variety of education programs available to local schools, to help kids learn more about water and water pollution.  School education programs include presentations, skits and programs to help teachers incorporate water education into the classroom. For more information, please visit www.mwdoc.com/services/school-programs or contact Adam Jackson, Discovery Cube, 714-263-3806, or Gonzalo Vazquez, City of Cypress, 714-229-6752.

Poster and slogan contest:

The Water District has a poster and slogan contest every year for kids, kindergarten through 6th grade. The winning entries go in a calendar that is sent to every classroom teacher in Orange County elementary schools. For more information, please visit www.mwdoc.com/services/poster-slogan or contact Laura Loewen, 714-593-5004

Enviro-What?

The EnviroScape ® is a hands-on education and communication tool, effective for all ages, and allows participants to relate water pollution sources in their communities to the impacts on our creeks, bays and ocean. Interested in having one of the models at a public event or educational class? Call the Orange County Stormwater Program at 714-955-0672, or send an e-mail to christy.suppes@ocpw.ocgov.com.

Volunteering:

Kid power can prevent stormwater pollution. It happens every day. Kids like you, making a real difference. Visit our links or the volunteer information on the County's Watershed Division web site. From beach and park cleanups to nature walks, wildlife protection programs, water quality monitoring and more, there's always something going on in your community. Check it out.

Adopt A Channel Through OC Watersheds: http://www.ocwatersheds.com/programs/waterways/adopt_a_channel