Education Programs

Free Classroom Presentations

H2O for Life offers free classroom presentations to schools that want to participate in our program. These presentations are for K-12 classrooms in either the social sciences or sciences. For the social sciences, the presentation is centered around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to help youth understand that water is an issue that impacts so many other parts of our lives. In the science presentations, students learn about the basics of water science. For classrooms that are signed up to support a community water project with H2O for Life, we can provide water quality testing materials to teachers and can go over the results with the class and explain why they are important. To schedule a presentation in your classroom, simply click here, or email our programs manager at, or schedule a meeting with him on his calendar here.

Water Guardians Curriculum

Water Guardians is a free web-based curriculum consisting of five virtual lesson plans that will take your students on a journey from the start of the Mississippi River, down to the Gulf of Mexico, and off to other parts of the world. During this time, you and your students will learn about the global water crisis and be inspired to make changes in your own communities and beyond. The web-based program is Google Classroom compatible and was designed to be flexible in order to meet a variety of needs and timelines. To look at the teacher guide, click here.

To learn more about Water Guardians, click here.

H2O for Life High School Fellowship

This fellowship program is designed for high school students interested in changing the world! Students will develop their leadership skills and explore careers in nonprofits, the water sector, environmentalism, and international development. Students will meet monthly with a group of peers to learn from experts in the field who are out there changing the world. It is an excellent chance to earn service hours, connect with like-minded students across the country, and find some direction in where you want to go next. To learn more and apply for the fellowship, click here! Deadline to apply for the 2023-2023 school year is November 19th, 2023. 

Service Learning Mini-Grants

At H2O for Life, we don’t believe that finances should be a barrier to participating in our enriching programming. If you and your students have a great idea for how to raise funds and awareness for your global partner school, then we want to support it! We will provide up to $500 in start-up funds for your students to support an H2O for Life Service Project to raise funds for your global partner school. Learn more and apply for a grant by clicking here.

Lesson Plans

Need something in your classroom to get the conversation started with your students about the global water crisis? Explore our K-12 lesson plans! From cross-curricular reading guides to classroom activities, we want to provide easy-to-pick-up resources to facilitate the conversation in your classroom. Explore our lessons by clicking here.