Each year, EMWD sponsors a poster contest for students in grades TK-5. The winning students, as well as their teachers, are honored at an awards ceremonies hosted by EMWD. Of the winning posters, the top five are submitted to The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California in Los Angeles for consideration for a possible spot on the WATER IS LIFE calendar.
The pandemic has changed the landscape in education and has changed Solar Cup as well. The Solar Cup program has moved away from a program traditionally focused on gaining STEM knowledge to race a boat. In 2021, the program will be broader in scope, to give students a wider variety of activities, building a larger set of skills to add to their high school resumes as they begin to look to higher education and choose their career paths.