Education

Education and Water Safety Tips for Adults, Kids and Pets

Learn to swim!

Always swim with others —
never swim alone.

Ensure that children always swim with adults.

Swim and play in safe, designated areas only.

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swimming instruction
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Learn to swim!

Always swim with others —
never swim alone.

Ensure that children always swim with adults.

Swim and play in safe, designated areas only.

swimming-instruction
swimming instruction
swim-with-adult

Stay Away From Canals

Canals are not safe places for anyone to play around or swim in. Canal water may look still, but there are strong currents beneath the surface that can pull you under. NEVER swim in canals.
Pet owners should be careful about what their animals ingest while near canals. SSJID periodically loads bait stations at areas known for ground squirrel activity. While the chemical used for this purpose is designated as medium toxic, dogs and cats can be vulnerable if they eat the bait or sick or dead squirrels.

Water Safety Tips

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When at lakes or reservoirs, follow rules required by the authorities.
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Don’t encourage or allow your dogs or pets to play near or swim in canals.

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Always wear a life vest while boating or in a lake or the ocean. Obey all hazard signs; they’re there to save lives.
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Look before you leap or dive. Only do so where it’s allowed and safe.
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Know your limits and your boundaries as a swimmer, including how far you’re able to swim and where you may and may not go in bodies of water.
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Don’t mix alcohol consumption with water recreation.
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Stay Away From Canals

Canals are not safe places for anyone to play around or swim in. Canal water may look still, but there are strong currents beneath the surface that can pull you under. NEVER swim in canals.
Pet owners should be careful about what their animals ingest while near canals. SSJID periodically loads bait stations at areas known for ground squirrel activity. While the chemical used for this purpose is designated as medium toxic, dogs and cats can be vulnerable if they eat the bait or sick or dead squirrels.
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Water Safety Tips

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When at lakes or reservoirs, follow rules required by the authorities.
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Sadly, a growing number of dogs have drowned in canals in recent years. Please don’t encourage or allow your dogs to play near or swim in canals.
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Always wear a life vest while boating or in a lake or the ocean. Obey all hazard signs; they’re there to save lives.
water-flow
Look before you leap or dive. Only do so where it’s allowed and safe.
water-flow
Know your limits and your boundaries as a swimmer, including how far you’re able to swim and where you may and may not go in bodies of water.
water-flow
Don’t mix alcohol consumption with water recreation.

SSJID: Providing Schools, Teachers and Children with Water & Power Education

SSJID makes presentations, conducts tours and provides resources to enhance curricula used to teach children in Escalon, Manteca and Ripon about water, hydropower, conservation and many other related topics. This includes:

    • Presentations at annual San Joaquin County Office of Education’s Ag Day at Manteca Unified.
    • Presentations at annual Manteca Unified School District’s Planet Party Day.
    • Presentations at numerous elementary schools’ “Agriculture” or “Farm Days”.
    • Tours of Tulloch Dam/Powerhouse and across Goodwin Dam near Knights Ferry (limited availability).
    • Free “Splasher” canal safety coloring books for grades 3-4 in Manteca, Ripon, Escalon and private schools throughout the district.
Presentations can include SSJID’s Water Model, which is a miniature scale model of SSJID’s watershed on the Stanislaus River. We also provide tour opportunities for area schools and colleges.

For information on how you can participate in SSJID’s educational opportunities, please contact Danielle Barney at (209) 249-4623 or email dbarney@ssjid.com. These activities are provided on a pre-scheduled basis. Please make requests with as much advance notice as possible. Not all requests can be honored due to scheduling conflicts.

SSJID makes presentations, conducts tours and provides resources to enhance curricula used to teach children in Escalon, Manteca and Ripon about water, hydropower, conservation and many other related topics. This includes:

    • Presentations at annual San Joaquin County Office of Education’s Ag Day at Manteca Unified.
    • Presentations at annual Manteca Unified School District’s Planet Party Day.
    • Presentations at numerous elementary schools’ “Agriculture” or “Farm Days”.
    • Tours of Tulloch Dam/Powerhouse and across Goodwin Dam near Knights Ferry (limited availability).
    • Free “Splasher” canal safety coloring books for grades 3-4 in Manteca, Ripon, Escalon and private schools throughout the district.

Presentations can include SSJID’s Water Model, which is a miniature scale model of SSJID’s watershed on the Stanislaus River. We also provide tour opportunities for area schools and colleges.

 

For information on how you can participate in SSJID’s educational opportunities, please contact Danielle Barney at (209) 249-4623 or email dbarney@ssjid.com. These activities are provided on a pre-scheduled basis. Please make requests with as much advance notice as possible. Not all requests can be honored due to scheduling conflicts.

Salmon life cycle animation

Discover the different habitats on which salmon depend and the natural and human-made challenges they face throughout their lives. This animation was developed in partnership with the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and complements our An Incredible Journey series

Other Fun Downloads

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Curriculum – An Incredible Journey for grades 4-5. Ten hands-on lesson plans that explore the salmon life cycle and the cultural, environmental and economic importance of salmon.

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Board Game (available in Spanish) – Salmon Survival Board game. Walk participants through the salmon life cycle. During each life stage, participants attempt to survive the natural and human-made challenges salmon face.

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Children’s Book (available in Spanish) – An Incredible Journey children’s book introduces elementary schoolers to the salmon life cycle and other concepts.