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AMWUA member cities promote water conservation with both students and teachers by providing a variety of programs for the classroom. Most of these programs are provided at no charge through Local Water Conservation Offices or the Arizona Department of Water Resources.



Girl Scouts Water Conservation Patch    Girl Scouts - Arizona Cactus-Pine Council and The University of Arizona recognize the importance of water conservation with a Water Conservation Patch and encourage Girl Scouts of all ages to become aware of opportunities for water conservation. Join in the fun and take action now!
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Project W.E.T. (Water Education for Teachers)    is an interdisciplinary water education program for educators and students, ages 5 to 18. The curriculum covers the properties of water, the water cycle, watersheds, groundwater, water quality, water rights, as well as an understanding of the importance of water to all water users. It is designed to support the Arizona Department of Education standards for Science and other areas.
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Abracadabra Productions     Abracadabra's main goal is to increase the efficiency of water use while strengthening the awareness of the social, economic, and environmental impact water management has on all of Arizona. One of the program areas is public information and education which includes elementary school presentations.

Abracadabra Productions, Inc.
1909 N. 129th Ave.
Avondale, Arizona 85323
1-800-489-0513
Phone: 623-536-7080,
Kathy Whalen kathywhalen@aol.com


The Great Arizona Puppet Theater    teaches good water conservation habits with "Zoner and the Drip" for 1st through 3rd grade students and "Zoner and the Water Cycle" for 4th and 5th grades.
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Water in Our Desert Community    Water In Our Desert Community is an instructional resource for people who care about water and the Sonoran Desert. Funded by a grant from the Arizona Department of Water Resources, the goal of the materials is:

"To provide students and teachers with information about central Arizona's water supply, water demand and the importance of wise water management in the Desert Southwest. This unit should strengthen the teachers' and students' awareness of the social, economic and environmental impact water management has on all water users in Arizona."

This curriculum was developed to:
  • help teachers implement the learning objectives outlined in the Arizona Science Essential Skills guidelines;
  • be broad enough for use in other disciplines, such as social studies and math; and
  • be implemented by teachers of sixth through ninth graders in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
While intended to supplement existing curricula, the sixteen activities include concepts, attitudes and skills emphasized in the Arizona Environmental Education Framework and many of the Arizona Essential Skills documents.

The activities also reflect a conceptual framework based upon seven themes:
  • The Properties and Importance of Water
  • History of Water in Arizona
  • Local Water Resources
  • Water Treatment
  • Water Users
  • Water Conservation
  • Water Problems and Issues
The Curriculum Framework and matrix of activities with Arizona Essential Skills and Environmental Education Goals and Concepts appear in the Appendices.

To receive a copy of the curriculum, contact your AMWUA member conservation office.
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