Arizona Project WET (APW) is looking for qualified University of Arizona students to be trained as Water Educators. The primary purpose of the Water Educator is to deliver locally relevant water education programs to Tucson-area school districts via fun, interactive lessons.
APW will host its first Project Based Learning Academy of 2015 in mid-March. For those who might be on the fence, undecided as to whether to attend or not, here's a peek at some of the strategies and implementation details we'll cover in this 4-day, blended learning experience.
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 southwest is dependent on groundwater supplies and New Mexico investors propose to extend that dependency by pumping groundwater and transporting it to population centers in the Rio Grande Valley. Should they or shouldn't they? As we guide students to use Systems Thinking to examine this real-life and relevent issue, this third in a series employs the ST habit of alanyzing change over time and challenges you to change your perspective in order to make a well-reasoned decision: to pass or block this proposal.
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.
Article three-point-five in our series on Systems Thinking and decision-making about groundwater pumping: though not quite ready to address the ins and outs of the habit of Changing Perspective, this re-ppost from AMWUA provides us with timely background on the issue of groundwater pumping in New Mexico's near-neighbors, Arizona and Califormia and brings into focus the emotionally-charged nature of the issue, reminding us that Changing Perspective or points of view will help us to gain the deep understanding of the issue.
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!
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.