Program Overview

The Men in Plaid: The Water Files livestream is an entertaining way to experience educational theatre from the classroom or at home.

Join Misty Dewdrop, Sheriff Carrie Gooper, Captain Doorknob and other fun characters in this 35-minute show about water conservation. Through an interactive web platform, a live host will introduce a series of entertaining scenes from educational theatrical productions.

The sketches focus on the following educational points:

  • The uses of water
  • The importance of water
  • Ways to conserve water
  • How to use drains properly

You’ll experience important lessons about water conservation along with calls to action and additional activities you can do in your community.


You’ve watched the livestream and learned all about water conservation. Now you can play these fun, educational games and continue learning how to protect the environment.

Play the games below with your class or friends and family for an exciting way to learn more about our most important natural resource.

Friendly Feud

Trivia classroom game based around the content in the program that can be played one-on-one or team versus team. High score wins!

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A classic multiple choice and true/false quiz game based around the content in this program. Play and review individually or learn together as a class.

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Memory Mayhem

A memory game to test skills at finding and matching informational icons.

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These fun, engaging activities can be enjoyed alone, with your class, or with friends and family on any compatible device. Complete the activities along with the online games for a fun and interactive way to learn even more about water conservation and pollution prevention.

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Dive into this colorful, illustrated e-book in the classroom or at home with friends and family. Students can read to themselves or with others, and younger students can use the read-along option.

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Graphic Novel

Flip through this colorful graphic novel for a new and engaging story. With fun artwork, entertaining characters and expanded information, The Aqua League graphic novel offers a page-turning experience.

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The Showdown at Dry Gulch Smart Speaker App will run on any Alexa smart speaker or any device with the Amazon Alexa app.

Simply say “Alexa, open Showdown at Dry Gulch” and have fun!

The Virginia Beach Department of Public Utilities wants to help you to become a water conservation expert!