California Water Service’s Cal Water H2O Challenge Classroom Challenge is a project-based, environmentally-focused competition for classrooms, grades 4-6. Designed in conjunction with NAAEE, the WestEd K-12 Alliance, and Cal Water, and aligned with the Common Core State Standards and complementary to the Next Generation Science Standards, the Classroom Challenge offers a unique opportunity for upper elementary teachers to facilitate their students’ learning of standards-based content, while developing the core understanding of environmental principles necessary to becoming science-literate citizens.
The DoGoodery team has been involved with the Challenge since its initial ideation all the way through to its current management. After the conclusion of Cal Water H2O Challenge’s fifth year, DoGoodery was enlisted to help expand the program beyond the Classroom Challenge to reach an even larger audience and increase the Challenge’s impact. As such, DoGoodery is currently spearheading an effort to launch three additional programs underneath the Cal Water H2O Challenge umbrella and to expand the overall program’s educational offerings.