Systems Thinking & Water Resources Workshop

An Aqua STEM One-Day Workshop

Explore Arizona's water resources with real world, hands-on learning, while using phenomenon to activate the 3-Dimensions of science instruction!

Join our Aqua STEM professional development workshops to learn how to engage your students with our ready-made science and engineering units, helping them become builders of their own knowledge. All Aqua STEM units are designed to accommodate students in 6th-12th grade levels, and to fully or partially meet multiple Arizona Science Standards.

We've recently redesigned the full Aqua STEM units and shortened them to four core lessons to support your busy schedule. Now it's easier than ever to integrate high quality instruction focused on Arizona's water systems.  All Aqua STEM units are based upon a simple systems thinking framework that will deepen student thinking and enhance comprehension. 

Systems Thinking and Water Resources Registration - June 28, 2022

This one-day workshop will show you how to promote student engagement using four different inquiry structures: making distinctions, seeing part-whole systems, uncovering relationships, and understanding perspectives, also known as DSRP. This instructional practice offers a process for thinking more deeply about any subject. We highly recommend taking this Systems Thinking workshop as a primer for the Water in Arizona or Riparian Field Investigation workshops.

Total of 7 hours of professional development


  • Real world and relevant curriculum ready for classroom use
  • Lessons help students grapple with standards-based content
  • One classroom lesson facilitated by APW staff
  • Ongoing support and coaching from APW staff
  • Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0
  • 7 hours of Professional development

Systems Thinking and Water Resources

DATE:  Tuesday, June 28, 2022

HOURS: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

FORMAT: In-person. Lunch will be provided.

Location: Maricopa County Cooperative Extension, 4341 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040

OPEN TO: 6-12th Grade Teachers in Maricopa County. Teachers from other counties may join on a space available basis.

  • Teacher Workshop


8:30 a.m. June 28, 2022


4341 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040

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