On Thursday, October 20, the Leadership Tomorrow Class of 2017 will take a behind the scenes tour of how Orange County gets, conserves and recycles our water.
The day begins at the Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD), where the class takes a tour of the facility and sees how Irvine recycles over 14 million gallons of water each day. Additionally, some of the state’s leading experts will give presentations about California and Orange County’s drought issues.
Then the class will travel to the Mesa Water Reliability Facility in Costa Mesa to learn the history of this critical utility, and see first hand how the water table is accessed and filtered for public use. During lunch at the Back Bay Bistro, Dr. Chris Lowe will address the class and cover current state of shark conservation efforts. Dr. Lowe’s work as a professor in marine biology and director of the Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has been featured during Shark Week on the Discovery Chanel.
The Back Bay Science Center is next on the agenda, where the class will receive a hands on tour of local sea life and the organization’s conservation efforts. Finally, the day ends with a relaxing harbor cruise where the class has an opportunity to get to know each other better, create lasting relationships and discuss ideas for their upcoming class project.