WET Workshops and Curriculum Guides
Arizona Project WET delivers water-related curricula that is relevant to Arizona's unique water story. Each WET workshop features one or two of the curriculum guides listed below and explores the science, history, and/or mathematics of each concept through varied instructional methodologies that activate multiple learning styles.
6-8 hour WET Workshops model the activities presented in one of the curriculum guides. 16 hour workshops explore the Project WET curriculum as well as one of the other targeted curriculum.
All WET curricula are inter-disciplinary and have been correlated to the Arizona Standards.
The Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) Curriculum and Activity Guide and Workshop
This nationally acclaimed publication and the workshops based upon it offer lessons that creatively teach the physical and chemical properties of water and how those allow water to move through life and earth systems. The lessons teach about water as a natural resource, its’ integral role in human development through time and water resources management.
Arizona Conserve Water Educators' Guide and Workshop
Why conserve water? Because we live in an arid to semi-arid state that is endowed with the 3rd highest biodiversity of any US state. Arizona is beautiful and that beauty depends on water. This guide and workshop provide an overview of Arizona’s water resources, lessons on the interconnection of all water supplies and water users, and a spotlight on conservation inside and outside the home, including water reuse, water audits and new technologies. Ten true Arizona water conservation stories provide evidence that conservation is important, achievable and smart business.
Discover a Watershed: The Colorado Educators' Guide and Workshop
Arizona is the only state that lies almost entirely within the Colorado River watershed. The story of Arizona told in the Discover a Watershed – the Colorado Educator’s Guide and Workshop flows from the beginning of Roosevelt Dam in 1902 through the present. It tells of innovation and enterprise in ensuring Arizona's future water supplies, and of how changes to Arizona’s natural systems have caused unintended consequences affecting the watershed within which we live.
Healthy Water, Healthy People Water Quality Educators' Guide and Workshop
Healthy Water Healthy People raises the awareness and understanding of water quality topics and issues and their relationship to personal, public, and environmental health. Healthy Water, Healthy People offers interactive activities that interpret water quality concepts and promote diverse learning styles, with foundations in the scientific method.
WOW The Wonders of Wetlands Educators' Guide and Workshop
Wetlands are important ecosystems in Arizona. While wetland habitat accounts for a mere 3.5 % of the land area of the U.S., roughly half of the more than 200 animal species, 75% of bird species and 25% if of plant species identified as endangered or threatened depend on wetlands for survival. WOW the Wonder of Wetlands Educators’ Guide and Workshop explore these issues as they pertain to Arizona wetland habitats.
Curriculum guides are available to Arizona educators primarily via Arizona WET Workshops. They are also available for purchase by contacting Kerry Schwartz, Director of Arizona Project WET, at 520-621-9591 ext. 22.