Monday, May 23, 2016

Advice from Owlie

Advice from Owlie

Q: Dear Owlie, 
Even though we’re in a drought, my family still uses a lot of water daily. What water-saving ideas can I share with my family so we can save water everyday? 
Sincerely, 
Young Water-Saver 

A: Dear Young Water-Saver
Thank you for reaching out and asking what you can do to help save water. Some things you can do include limiting showers to five minutes or less, turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth and sweeping, not spraying, your driveway! These little things can add up to big water savings. Learn more water-saving tips at www.ieua.org

Good luck on your water-saving mission, 
Owlie

Monday, May 16, 2016

Advice from Owlie

Advice from Owlie

Q: Dear Owlie, 
I’m interested in buying new water-efficient appliances. What appliances should I buy that will help me save water? Sincerely, 
Water-Saving Shopper

A: Dear Water-Saving Shopper
Thank you for your water-saving question. The main water-using appliances are dishwashers and laundry machines. When purchasing these appliances, look for water-efficient models. Installing a water- and energy-efficient dishwasher and washing machine, and running full loads, can save you 15-45 gallons per load. For more information, visit www.ieua.org.

Best wishes to you and your water-saving efforts, 
Owlie

Monday, May 9, 2016

Advice from Owlie

Advice from Owlie

Q: Dear Owlie, 
I have been reading about natural habitats recently, and I came across what was called a wetlands. Are there any wetlands I can visit that are located in the Inland Empire? 
Sincerely, 
Wetlands Wonderer

A: Dear Wetlands Wonderer
You’ve come to the right owl for your question! I live in a wetlands called the Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park. The Park is 22 acres in the city of Chino. It has a variety of climate appropriate and low water-use plants, and features a water-smart irrigation management system. It is FREE to the public, open from sunrise to sunset and has 1.7 miles of trails that will take you throughout the Park. The Park is a great place to see water conservation in person, the importance of wetlands in our environment, improving our water supply, storm-water treatment, and water-use efficiency. To learn more about the Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park, visit www.ieua.org.

I hope to see you here soon, 
Owlie

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

FREE Earth Day Field Trip

ATTENTION EDUCATORS! If you are interested in having your class attend this years Earth Day Celebration please contact Andrea Carruthers at acarruthers@ieua.org for more details and scheduling.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Chino Creek Wetlands Park Welcomes Girl Scout Troop



Wednesday, September 24th marked the first FREE field trip of the season. IEUA welcomed a Girl Scout Troop out of Riverside County who took part in our featured programs which included, an interactive water cycle activity, a nature walk through our Chino Creek Wetlands Park, and a yummy edible aquifer.



The troop became water molecules for a day and saw that the water cycle is ever-moving and changing. They learned that bracelets would never be duplicated because water never travels the same path.




The troop took a nature walk through our Chino Creek Wetlands Park where they learned about invasive species, California-Native plants, and the Santa Ana Watershed. The participants also got the opportunity to travel up our water tower and see the park from a birds-eye view. During the nature walk participants get the chance to see all sorts of wildlife, which include different species of ducks, birds, lizards, squirrels, frogs, and many more.




Our last activity featured yummy ingredients while also showing the troop how a water aquifer works. The troop used sprinklers, cookie crumbs, ice cream, and other treats to show the many layers that water has to work through so it can reach us at the top surface.
If you are interested in having your troop or class attend our park please contact Serina Stephens at sstephens@ieua.org for more details and scheduling.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Free Field Trips


Book your FREE FIELD TRIP TODAY!
If you are interested in having your class attend
Chino Creek Wetlands Park for a free field trip please contact
Serina Stephens at sstephens@ieua.org for more details and scheduling.


Chino Creek Wetlands Park field trips feature tours of the wetlands, water education activities, and so much more! We also offer a Water Treatment Plant Tour
for grades 5 and up.
For additional transportation funding and additional field trip information click here:  Chino Creek Wetlands Field Trip
  

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Earth Day 2014

ATTENTION EDUCATORS! If you are interested in having your class attend this years Earth Day Celebration please contact Andrea Carruthers at acarruthers@ieua.org for more details and scheduling.