Shows That Teach
Shows That Teach specializes in assembly performances (typically K-6) which educate and motivate elementary school students. This year, due to COVID-19, Shows that Teach is offering a unique digital form of their water education assemblies through a course of 10 weekly water education episodes. These short, fun videos are aimed at teaching students about water science and the importance of water conservation.
If you are interested in receiving these free water education videos, contact your local water provider or the Santa Barbara County Water Agency at waterwiseSB@cosbpw.net or 805-568-3545.
Shows That Teach's video on Santa Barbara's water resources:
Shows That Teach Performances:
Postponed until further notice
Two specific shows are offered in certain areas of Santa Barbara County. Call 805-568-3545 to see if your school is eligible for a FREE assembly, paid for by your local water district and the County of Santa Barbara (up to a $1,200 value!).
Learn more about the shows:
"H2O, Where Did You Go?":
This exhilarating musical theatre-style performance focuses on the journey of water and why it is a natural resource which should be protected. In addition to motivating audiences to conserve water, H2O, Where Did You Go? connects with the K-6 curriculum by teaching students all about water.
"Waterology Music Show":
Waterology uses music to engage the audience about water science and conservation. This show shares similarities to our acclaimed H20, Where Did You Go?, educating about the watersheds, water cycle, and water conservation—but with even more flexibility. Waterology is not just ideal for K-6 and K-8 school assemblies, but also educational entertainment at environmental events.
"The Amazing Journey of Water" CD:
Visit the Shows That Teach CD site to get a taste of some of the content material that can be found in their shows. Also, all CD lyric sheets are available online. NOTE: not all songs on the CD are performed in the assembly shows.
Classroom PresentationsWater Education Specialists from participating local water providers can provide informative and fun presentations into your classroom. Sign up early though, staff is limited and presentations are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. All presentations meet California State Content Standards. For additional presentations about Water Quality, visit Project Clean Water, or call 568-3546. For information on scheduling a classroom presentation, please contact the listed number below or call (805) 568-3440.
City of Santa Barbara
Free presentations about Santa Barbara's water supply, water conservation, creeks and ocean water quality are interesting, fun and engaging. Presentations can be tailored to your group's age or class objectives and are aligned to CA content standards and the EEI curriculum. Contact Madeline Ward at (805) 897-2672. For more information, visit the City's water education webpage.
Actively involve your students in learning about water by inviting a City of Santa Maria Water Conservation Specialist into your classroom. Staff is limited and presentations are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Class presentations are provided for teachers and students who are enrolled within the Santa Maria Bonita School District. For more information view the City's flyer or call (805) 925-0951 ext. 7270.
City of Santa Maria
City of Lompoc
Free presentations about Lompoc's water supply from groundwater to the home and/or about water conservation are provided by water staff. Presentations are tailored the students grade class objectives and are aligned to CA content standards. Contact Mary Kammer at (805) 875-8298.
Vandenberg Village CSD
Upon request, Vandenberg Village CSD will provide free presentations on water conservation, water cycle and water supply to schools in Vandenberg Village. Please call (805) 733-2475 for more information.