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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!
Students explore water conservation by exploring historical water use artifacts.
Aug 27, 2013 | Payson Round Up | Payson’s 4th graders gathered at Green Valley park for the 5th annual Arizona Water Festival to investigate water science and conservation. From 12-year-old boy scouts (who set up the equipment for the day) to Town employees, the entire community brought about this successful program.
A volunteer from the community teaches students that they live in a watershed.
Aug 27, 2013 | Payson Round Up | The 2008 Arizona Water Festival in Payson served more than 200 fourth-graders from all Payson elementary schools. The project is possible through a collaboration between Arizona Project WET and the Payson Water Department, as well as support from the entire community from the library to the sanitary district, Salt River Project, and Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
Students learn at an Arizona Water Festival
Aug 27, 2013 | Verde News | Over 400 students and their teachers attended the 2012 Verde Valley Water Festival, which was supported by more than 100 volunteers from the community. Held at Dead Horse Ranch State Park, students learn about water conservation, groundwater, waters, and the water cycle in a natural context where they can observe these processes in their surroundings. The Festival is organized by the Yavapai County Supervisors Office with the assistance of Arizona Project WET.
Flagstaff Water Festival kids learn about watersheds.
Aug 19, 2013 | Flagstaff Business News | After a hiatus of several years, the Flagstaff Water Festival was revived last year through a collaboration among Arizona Project WET, the City of Flagstaff, and SCA Tissue (a local manufacturer). The Festival reached over 500 fourth graders and their teachers. Twenty-three teacher candidates from NAU facilitated the water science lessons.
Water efficient spray valve replacement
Aug 12, 2013 | APW | Local businesses save water by replacing their pre-rinse spray valves.
Aug 09, 2013 | Know99 Television | Students from Orangedale Academy used their learning from the Water Investigations Program to help Salt River Project save water at their PERA Club by installing high efficiency aerators. SRP volunteers guided student groups through the water audit and calculating the projected annual savings: 1.3 million gallons!


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