|Water Conservation Resources and Workshops for Educators|
|ARIZONA PROJECT WET (WATER EDUCATION FOR TEACHERS)|
Arizona Project WET is the official water education program for the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
WET curriculum is correlated to Arizona State Standards at grade levels K-12 and in all curricular areas including Science, Language Arts, Social Studies and Math. Curriculum and Activity Guides are demonstrated and provided at state-wide professional development workshops.
Thanks to generous contributions by many sponsors, the workshops and all materials are available to teachers and non-formal educators at no charge.
Arizona Conserve Water Educators' Guide
The first Project WET state-specific educators' guide in the country, Arizona Conserve Water (366 KB) has 366 full-color pages specifically about Arizona's water sources, management and conservation. Activities range from grades K-12.
Each WET workshop features at least one of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guides and explores the science, history, and/or mathematics of each concept through varied instruction methodologies that activate multiple learning styles.
Check the schedule and sign up for a FREE workshop today!
Make a Splash with Project WET Water Festivals
In addition to WET workshops, Arizona Project WET directs the WET Water Festivals held around the state each year. These events bring 4th graders together in a standards-based, hands-on, learning experience to super charge their understanding of water concepts. Students report that learning at festivals is fun and teachers report that this field study is a valuable experience for their students!
After the workshop and Water Festival, Arizona Project WET continues to support teachers in the classroom by making interactive teaching tools and other resources available for checkout to WET program alumni.
School Water Audit Project (SWAP)
SWAP combines water education with practical applications of scientific methodology to bring community members together with students and educators to conduct water audits at Arizona schools. Review the lesson plans and start a school water audit today!
Kids in Discovery (KIDS)
The Kids in Discovery Series (KIDS) 16-page activity booklets are written and colorfully illustrated and provide creative, hands-on investigations, demonstrations, science experiments, educational games and stories that stimulate understanding of each booklet’s topic.
These informative, inexpensive booklets make excellent handouts to complement school curriculum or public education efforts and can be purchased through the Project WET online store.
Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA)
AMWUA's Water in Our Desert Community is an instructional resource for people who care about water and the Sonoran Desert. Funded by a grant from the Arizona Department of Water Resources, the goal of the materials is to provide students and teachers with information about central Arizona's water supply, water demand and the importance of wise water management in the Desert Southwest. This unit should strengthen the teachers' and students' awareness of the social, economic and environmental impact water management has on all water users in Arizona.
Central Arizona Project (CAP) - H2O4U
CAP's H2O4U is an interactive, online educational game for middle school and high school students that can be used year-round and has optional lesson plans that align to state standards. Teachers can either administer the program to students as outlined or distribute the assessment and encourage students to visit the website on their own.
Participants who complete the entire game will be entered in a drawing to win $1,000 education scholarships to the university or technical school of their choice.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
A Day in the Life of a Drop is a set of activities designed to help students in grades 3–5 understand the connections between the source of the water they use and the ways their water use habits affect the environment and human health.
Calling all Mad Scientists, Experiment with Saving Water is part of the EPA's Fix a Leak Week learning resources and includes a teacher curriculum and student pledge.
Salt River Project (SRP)
SRP provides many programs and support for education. Visit their education site for free resources for educators, including information on grants, teacher training, and activities for students.