Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Earth Day Event Exceeds Expectations

The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) co-hosted, along with the City of Chino and the Santa Ana Watershed Association, an Earth Day Celebration at the Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park on Thursday, April 19, 2012. 

The Earth Day Celebration was open to schools that had scheduled field trips between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Over 1,200 students, teachers and parents attended the event from 9 different schools within the IEUA service area. All students received pre-event packets that contained t-shirts, backpacks, educational materials and other green related giveaways. The Earth Day Celebration was also open to the public between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Thank you to the 1,000 community members that joined us in celebrating Earth Day at the Chino Creek Park.

If you are interested in participating in next years Earth Day event please contact Lucia Diaz at or Andrea Carruthers at

Wally the Water Drop welcoming students

Students learning about soils and gardens

Meeting the Great Horned Owl "Archimedes"

Enjoying the various booths throughout the park

Students at the Plant Factory activity - understanding all the parts of a plant

Students at the Water Cycle activity - understanding each element in the water cycle

Ally the Owl welcoming students to the park

Students enjoying the Environmental Magic Show

Students at the SAWA booth

Students at the Wonders of Wildlife booth

Students at the Enviroscape Model - understanding the watershed

On the train tour through the wetlands

Walking through the Watershed bridge