Water Education for Teachers and Students

Developing water stewards through student-centered instruction and Arizona-specific content.

What we do

Home page photo of child examining a glass of water with magnifying glass.

Our Reach in Arizona

12,497

Educators

372,034

Students

9,107

Community Members

Top Benefits for Educators

 

Professional Development

Easy Access to Curriculum

Student-Centered Learning

 

Tools for Teachers

Critical content for our future: Water in Arizona


Water in Arizona

Water is as much a part of our lives here in arid Arizona as it is any place in the world. Join us on a fascinating dive into water in Arizona!

Our Programs

 

Location of Our Programs

As a part of Arizona Cooperative Extension, we are on-the-ground in multiple counties throughout the state, bringing The University and our stakeholder-driven programs to the people. We connect teachers and school district specialists with water providers, and ascertain mutual needs, and then develop objective-driven programs. We then evaluate and improve our programs over time.

 

Tucson Education

The Tucson Education Program offers the Tucson Water Journey Program including a Sweetwater Wetland field trip for 4th graders, 2nd Earth Explorers for graders, Groundwater Education for 4th–12th graders, the Water Scene Investigations Program for 6th–12th graders, and rainwater harvesting programs.

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Maricopa Education

The Maricopa County Education Program offers the Arizona Water Festival Program for 4th graders, Groundwater Education Conservation Programs for 4th–12th graders, and the Water Scene Investigations Program for 6th graders. Community presentations and event coverage are also available.

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Coconino Education

The Coconino County Education Program offers watershed and Forest Health programs at multiple grade levels, Groundwater Education at multiple grade levels, the Arizona Water Festival Program for 4th graders, and collaborative program development with teachers and community partners.

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Pinal Education

The Pinal County Education Program offers the Arizona Water Festival Program for 4th graders, Groundwater Education Conservation Programs for 6th–12th graders, and the Water Scene Investigations Program for 5th–12th graders. Community presentations and event coverage are also available.

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Over 300 Years of Water Education

Arizona Project WET is one of the most well established water education programs in the Nation. This state program thrives thanks to the guiding principles of Arizona Cooperative Extension: a statewide framework, needs-based program development, and objective-driven, evaluated programs. Access to the world renowned Project WET Foundation lessons enable us to activate locally and regionally specific content using the very best instructional practices.

Who we are

“Water stewardship begins when people know about, understand, and connect to the water cycle. Arizona Project WET facilitates this connection for Tucson Water customers. For over a decade Arizona Project WET has taught our community about our unique water resources.”

Jaimie Galayda, Lead Planner, Tucson Water

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