Just for Educators

Signs of the Tide Environmental Forum: Can We Overcome the Environmental Curriculum Gap?

August 29, 2013
6 - 8 PM
Oceanside City Hall Community Rooms (adjacent to the library)
300 N. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054

Click here  (2.8 MB) for an event flier.

This free educational forum is open to the community to exchange information about the correlation between state education standards and environmental education. Come explore different visions for today's school education and environmental education and how they can work together to achieve the same goal. There will be speakers from different fields of education to lead the dialogue. The goal is to keep San Diego County water clean and environmental and water education will help us meet this goal.

How Your Class Can Get Involved In The Clean Water Program Campaigns  

Adopt a Beach  (124 KB) 

Anti-Littering/Recycling  (150 KB)

Events and Activities For Your Class

Events Calendar

Great Teaching Resources

Center for Environmental Education
Colorado Springs Utilities Water Education
EPA Explorers Club
EPA Kids, Students and Teachers
EPA Non Point Page
EPA Watershed Page
Fort Worth, Texas KIDS PAGE
San Diego Think Blue
Univ. of Wisconsin-Educating Young People About Water
US Geological Survey-Teachers Page
Water Environment Federation

You Can Help Protect Oceanside Watersheds

As a coastal community, Oceanside relies on clean water for its residents, healthy beaches, public safety and a desirable environment for wildlife.

When it rains, many of the pollutants that lurk on our streets, sidewalks, parking lots and gutters wash down the storm drains, and into the nearest body of water. In Oceanside, our three major bodies of water that drain to the Pacific Ocean are Buena Vista Creek, Loma Alta Creek and the San Luis Rey River.

Unfortunately, storm drains do not filter water or debris, nor are they connected to the sewer system, so any pollutant that flows into the storm drain eventually ends up in our ocean.

Storm water pollutants come from many different sources: leaking cars, chemicals, building materials, yard waste, soil erosion, and litter. The good news is that storm water pollution is preventable.

As Oceanside residents, we simply need to work together and change a few habits to benefit our health, our families and our community. Remember, every bit of pollution hurts.

Report any water running in the street when it is not raining or someone dumping something in the storm drain or curb and gutter by calling the
Urban Runoff Hotline at 760-435-4500.