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Creative projects, teachers earn education grants

COAST CITIES — North San Diego County teachers were awarded grant resources to support lesson plans on water conservation, water quality, and the importance of special districts in San Diego, through the California Special Districts Association, San Diego Chapter. Grants ranged from $400 to $1,000.

Local grant recipients and their projects, include:

—   “Storm Water Pollution Prevention,” La Costa Heights Elementary, Chris Noonan

—   “Fun Fitness at the Beach,” La Costa Canyon High, Karen Geasling

—   “Water-Wise Learning Garden,” Park Dale Lane Elementary, Bethany Luna

—   “H2O Club Self-Watering Containers – Water Wise,” El Camino Creek Elementary, Jennifer Smith

—   “Storm Water Pollution Prevention,” El Camino Creek Elementary, John Brown

—   “Water Conservation in our Ecosystem,” El Camino Creek Elementary, Lindsay Duncan

—   “School Garden Lab,” Denise Sizer/Ashley Fernandez, Mission Estancia Elementary

—   “Blue Water Task Force,” The Grauer School, Brendan Wallace

—   “Becoming Water Wise in our School Garden,” Solana Vista Elementary, Jeannie Albaladejo

—   “Water Education the Common Core of Environmental Science,” Rancho Buena Vista High, Joe Vredenburgh

Students from La Costa Heights Elementary and El Camino Creek Elementary in Carlsbad will test the water quality at their schools to monitor irrigation and storm water runoff that may pollute our local waterways and beaches. The findings will help the students identify levels of pollutants and determine possible origins. A final list of observations and recommendations will be presented to the Encinitas Union School District Board of Trustees and local water agencies.