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

Thank you to everyone who attended 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!

For those who registered for the event, the full experience of the virtual event website is accessible until November 23, 2021. To access, simply log in using the email address you registered with and the password that was provided in the event reminder emails.


For those who were not able to register for the event on Saturday, October 23, 2021 – don’t worry! All of the livestreamed sessions are now available below to view at your leisure. Enjoy!

Live Program

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.

Welcome from West Basin Municipal Water District

The Importance of Measuring Snowpack

Presented by: California Department of Water Resources

Watershed-in-a-Box Activity

Presented by: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

How Do You Clean Sewage? Is that Flushable

Presented by: Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts

Tour of the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility

Presented by: West Basin Municipal Water District

Explore the Tidepool Touch Tank

Presented by: Roundhouse Aquarium

Day-in-the-Life of a Hydrogeologist

Presented by: Water Replenishment District

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
  • 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

Event Sponsors:

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