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Feb 13, 2015 | Water Use It Wisely | The work of Arizona Project WET was featured in the Water Use It Wisely blog, written by Tina Sleep, a Water Resource Specialist with the City of Phoenix Water Services Department.
Feb 09, 2015 | Water Resources Research Center | Arizona Project WET (APW) needs volunteers to help fourth graders learn about water science and conservation using science models on Thursday, February 19 at the Casa Grande Water Festival. Volunteers will be grouped in teams with their friends, family, and colleagues, and be trained to use interactive models that help students learn using fun activities and games. Everything is provided, including activities, materials, games - even lunch! If you'd like to take part, please RSVP and attend one of the short volunteer training sessions offered on February 17 and 18. If you have a group of volunteers, you can schedule your own training. Contact Chuck Dugan ( / (520) 836-5221 Ext. 210) to volunteer.
Jan 23, 2015 | Water Resources Research Center | In 2014, the Water Resources Research Center's Arizona Project WET (APW) program teamed up with Pima Association of Governments (PAG) to help reach educators, children and their families about the importance of preventing stormwater pollution, which can adversely impact desert washes and wildlife.
Jan 16, 2015 | Water Resources Research Center | Last month, Arizona Project WET partnered up with the City of Yuma to hold a day-long water festival outdoors. At the festival, trained volunteers engaged 4th graders in an interactive and fun exploration of the groundwater system, watersheds, water conservation, and the water cycle.
Jan 13, 2015 | | APW's Peoria Water Festival was featured in a segment on 12 News, and the video was uploaded to
Dec 19, 2014 | UA@Work | On Jan. 9, the University of Arizona's Project WET performed a water audit of the Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training Camp location with students from Liberty Traditional School.
Dec 18, 2014 | UA@Work | In December, 120 Gilbert 6th grade students acted to conserve water while saving taxpayer's money with a hands-on learning assignment at Gilbert Civic Center. Learn more and watch a short video of the project here:
Dec 17, 2014 | Town of Gilbert | Gilbert students are learning water conservation while saving taxpayer’s money this week with a hands-on learning assignment at Gilbert Town Hall. Settlers Point Elementary teamed up with University of Arizona’s “Project WET” to perform a water audit of municipal building faucets, replacing aerators with water-efficient ones.
Dec 11, 2014 | City of Yuma | Arizona Project WET promotes responsible water stewardship through education by reaching out to children in communities all across the state, including Yuma.
Oct 24, 2014 | Water Resources Research Center | On Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, Tucson's Imago Dei Middle School installed a rainwater harvesting system designed by 16 of its own students in a real-world application of STEM education, through the collaborative efforts of Arizona Project WET, Blue Marble Institute, Tucson Water, Watershed Management Group and the National Girls Collaborative.
Florence Water Festival Check Presentation by Eyman Arizona State Prison Complex
Oct 24, 2014 | Water Resources Research Center | On Monday, October 20, 2014, Warden Ron Credio of the Eyman Arizona State Prison Complex presented University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and Arizona project WET (APW) representatives with a check from their fundraiser conducted earlier in October.
Oct 03, 2014 | Water Resources Research Center | Last week, 1,080 fourth graders from Flagstaff's private, charter and public schools gathered at the Flagstaff Water Festival at Foxglenn Park to learn about Arizona's water resources and water on the earth system.
Sep 26, 2014 | Water Resources Research Center | Arizona Project WET's Water Investigations Program was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Sep 26, 2014 | know99 Television | Watch this video by know99 Television featuring students participating in APW's Water Investigations Program at the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area in Phoenix.
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May 29, 2014 | APW | The Water Investigations Program has just been approved to become a part of Change the Equation's STEMworks Database!
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.