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Teacher and Students smile for the camera!
Mar 25, 2014 | Water Resources Research Center | The Town of Gilbert recognized Arizona Project WET (APW) following its 3rd Annual Gilbert Water Festival, which was held on March 6. The Festival drew 825 fourth graders, 30 teachers and 106 parents from the Gilbert Public School District. More than 30 volunteers from the community supported the event, which was recognized by Gilbert Counci member Jenn Daniels at a Town Council meeting last week.
Rio Salado Park Sign
Mar 03, 2014 | Water Resources Research Center | APW's Discovery Program, recently launched at Rio Salado in Phoenix, engages people in exploration that leads to new nature discoveries in their communities. Park visitors embark on a journey using smartphone-accessible QR codes to guide them on a walk during which they wonder about a scientific question, enact their own plan to answer it, and collect and report data.
Jesse Gonzalez's GK-12/Heatwaves Poster on Water Quality
Mar 03, 2014 | Water Resources Research Center | Jesse Gonzalez, a graduate student in the UA Dept. of Chemical Engineering, recently presented his water quality work as part of the NSF-funded GK-12/Heatwaves mentoring program. Jesse worked with 5th grade students at Quail Run Elementary School to measure water quality using Arizona Project WET equipment.
Booth-Fickett Indoor School Water Audit, Faucet Flow Rate Measurement
Feb 26, 2014 | Water Resources Research Center | APW and Booth-Fickett Science and Math Magnet School in Tucson have teamed up to bring the School Water Audit Program (SWAP) to students at Booth-Fickett! Through professional development workshops and project-based learning, Booth-Fickett SWAP participants will combine scientific inquiry and the application of mathematics to calculate actual water savings at their school and in their homes.
Tucson STEM Academy
Dec 20, 2013 | Water Resources Research Center | The City of Chandler recently joined forces with Arizona Project WET (APW), the Chandler School District and Intel to develop needed professional development for teachers.
Students Testing Dissolved Oxygen
Dec 16, 2013 | Water Resources Research Center | Arizona Project WET (APW) was recently awarded a $150,000 grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust to support the Water Investigations Program (WIP) in the Phoenix Valley.
Student examining evidence at the Hassayampa River Preserve during the riparian field day.
Dec 04, 2013 | TNC Annual Report | Arizona Project WET appears in the 2013 The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Annual Report. This beautiful booklet documents the land and life-changing work that The Nature Conservancy has accomplished in the past calendar year. Page 10 features The Nature Conservancy's partnership with Arizona Project WET to connect urban students in Maricopa to their water sources as part of the Water Investigations Program.
Students audit water use at bathroom faucets in their school
Dec 04, 2013 | UA Daily Wildcat | The University of Arizona's Daily Wildcat featured APW's School Water Audit and Water Investigations Programs.
Teachers at West Valley STEM Academy, Nov 5 2013
Nov 07, 2013 | Water Resources Research Center | First through 5th grade teachers examined their own “water address” at the West Valley STEM Academy on November 5th, 2013.
Teacher's model a natural groundwater system at the Chandler Flow of H2O Academy
Oct 25, 2013 | Water Resources Research Center | Chandler 3rd through 8th grade teachers work with Arizona Project WET staff to finish the design of the project-based learning units.
Backstroke Event, testing out surface tension
Oct 11, 2013 | APW | Local youth compete in H2Olympics!
Future Leaders Award
Sep 26, 2013 | Coverage in the Verde Independent | Cottonwood Middle School students received the Governor's Excellence in Rural Development Future Leaders Award. Read about it in the Verde Independent!
Tucson STEM Academy
Sep 24, 2013 | City of Tucson Channel 12 | Tucson-area teachers worked alongside Tucson Water Professionals performing an outdoor irrigation audit. This occurred as a piece of the Tucson STEM Academy in June, 2013 sponsored by Tucson Water.
Polar Bear
Sep 23, 2013 | UA @ Work | Arizona Project WET educator, Betsy Wilkening, visisted Nunavut, Canada and Greenland in the Arctic as part of the National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program. She wrote an educational blog for students of all ages.
Tucson Water Educators
Sep 23, 2013 | APW | Tucson Water Educators Train for New School Year
Juliet McKenna
Sep 05, 2013 | APW | Pinal County hosts first Water Wednesday of season.
Mountainside Middle School in the news
Aug 28, 2013 | 9 PM EXTRA! on Channel 3 | Students at Mountainside Middle School auditing their school's classroom faucets and Channel 3 News came to tell their story!
Water Audit in the News
Aug 28, 2013 | Channel 12 News | Students from Orangedale Jr. High School took their learning from the Water Investigations Program out into the community for a day to help Salt River Project's PERA Club conserve water by installing high efficiency aerators on their faucets.
Aug 28, 2013 | Arizona Republic | Shaun McKinnon at the Arizona Republic visited the Hassayampa River Preserve and followed students from Ryan Elementary School as they investigated the river.
The watershed model teachers students the importance of snow pack to Arizona's water supply.
Aug 27, 2013 | AZ Central | Arizona Water Festival supported 950 students in Chandler on May 27, 2099 at the Chandler-Gilbert Community College. AZ Central put together a slide show of the event. These pictures include former Water Festival Coordinator Holly Thomas-Hilburn!

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