Out in the Watershed 

We live in the incredibly unique Santa Ana River watershed that includes mountains, hills, wetlands, creeks, rivers and beaches all within a few hours’ drive. The Waterwise Community Center is excited to help youth in our community explore these special places, get to know how the watershed works and the ways that our actions impact it.

Contact us to discuss opportunities for hands-on, inquiry-based learning at a local waterway!

Examples of past Field Studies Programs:

Field Studies with Sultana Academy - In 2018 and 2019, the Center guided 6th grade students in an investigation of water quality and habitat data to analyze patterns from local water bodies.

Santa Ana Watershed Field Study Program - In 2017, the Center was a proud recipient of grant funding from The Community Foundation Environmental Education Collaborative Small Grants Program to pilot field studies in partnership with  Inland Empire Water Keeper and Chaffey High School.

All Around the Watershed - In 2016 the Center partnered with the US Forest Service and the Redford Conservancy to promote watershed literacy with third graders from Arroyo Elementary. Students explored waterways and their community and conducted a trash clean up.

Watershed Expedition Camps - Summer offers more time to get out, explore, and dig deeper!

  • 2020- Check back in the spring for updates
  • 2018 and 2019- The Center partnered with Ontario-Montclair School District to offer week-long camps to students who are entering 6th through 8th grade.
  • 2017-The Center partnered with San Bernardino Community Colleges District to offer Girls Who Solve, a Curiosity Quest Problem Solvers-style day camp for young women grades 6th – 8th. Watch a video of our adventures here: