2021 Water Harvest S.T.E.A.M. Adventure


Welcome to West Basin’s Water Harvest S.T.E.A.M. Adventure, an online journey where you can help discover and solve the mystery of our disappearing water supply!

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Start Exploring at 9:00 AM

Live Program begins at 10:00 AM


Registration is open! 


Schedule of Events

Conduct science experiments, marvel at technology demonstrations, and meet fascinating critters! Enjoy hands-on activities led by biologists, engineers, chemists, and other cool water techies from around the State. Ask them your wildest water questions in real-time too!

Time Program
9:00 AM “Doors” Open: Begin your journey through the interactive California waterways map
10:00 AM Live Program Begins: Welcome from West Basin
10:15 AM The Importance of Measuring Snowpack

Presented by: California Department of Water Resources

10:30 AM Watershed-in-a-Box Activity

Presented by: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

10:45 AM How do You Clean Sewage? Is that Flushable?

Presented by: Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts

11:00 AM Tour of the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility

Presented by: West Basin Municipal Water District

11:15 AM Explore the Tidepool Touch Tank with Roundhouse

Presented by: The Roundhouse Aquarium

11:30 AM Day-in-the-Life of a Hydrogeologist

Presented by: Water Replenishment District

11:45 AM Opportunity Drawing & Closing Statements
12:00 PM Live Program Ends

S.T.E.A.M. Activity Supply List

Prep your S.T.E.AM. Adventure supplies before event day to follow along with the activities and experiments from home:

Activity Supply List
The Importance of Measuring Snowpack
  • Ice cubes crushed in a blender to form a slush
  • Two small clear cups
  • One cup of water
  • One drinking straw (Bonus points if its reusable!)
  • Shoe box-sized plastic container
  • Couple of sheets of newspaper or other paper that is easily crumpled
  • Spray bottle with water (Optional: blue food coloring)
  • Paper towels for cleanup


  • One teaspoon of dried oregano or parsley
  • One teaspoon of coffee grounds
How do You Clean Sewage? Is that Flushable?
  • Toilet paper
  • Flushable wipes
  • Paper towels/Disinfecting wipes
  • Three mason jars with lids or empty, clean, clear pasta sauce jars with lids
  • Water to fill jars
  • Markers to label jars
Sea Star Drawing
  • Paper
  • Drawing utensil (pen, pencil, marker, etc.)

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