Groundwater depletion has become a global crisis. Decision-makers at all levels desperately need to understand the unseen system beneath their feet and its connection to the earth’s hydrologic cycle. We think that understanding starts with educating our kids!
New Mexico investors propose to pump groundwater and transport it to population centers in the Rio Grande Valley. Should they or shouldn't they? How can we guide students to use Systems Thinking to examine this real-life and relevent issue as they learn important core knowledge and 21st Century problem-solving and communication skills? This second in a series employs the ST habit of examining the big picture and challenges you to analyze changes over time in order to make a well-reasoned recommendation for this important question.
Back when George H. W. Bush was president, the U.S. Congress passed a law that has helped the country conserve its water supply as we face drought and climate change. There was nothing glamorous about the law, but its impact was dramatic.
Can Systems Thinking help us respond to water issues? How can we teach our students to think critically while exploring rigorous water content in the classroom? Help answer these questions by joining this exploration of an important groundwater question through a Systems Thinking lens.
The Arizona Project WET team would like to tell you more about what we learned about the Colorado River and Delta Region. What better way than to answer real questions sent from Campo Verde High School students in Gilbert, Arizona! Here are some answers to student questions!
This Texas Girl was able to take part in the Arizona Project WET journey into the Mexican Delta to see the effects of the release of water into the Colorado River basin from the southern most point of the Colorado in Arizona into Mexico.