Riparian Field Investigation Workshop

An Aqua STEM Professional Development 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. 

Riparian Field Investigation Workshop Registration 

Give your students an opportunity to become Field Scientists at a local riparian area. The RFI unit activates multiple Arizona Science Standards by employing Science and Engineering Practices and Cross Cutting Concepts. In this unit, students learn how biodiversity and riparian areas are interconnected. They research and develop field investigation questions for four different sciences - aquatic biology, botany, soil science and water chemistry and take on the role of a field scientist to answer their question. 

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

Riparian Field Investigation

DATE:  Wednesday, June 29, 2022

TIME: 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.


8:30 a.m. June 29, 2022


Maricopa County Cooperative Extension, 4341 E. Broadway Rd, Phoenix

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