Archive for “Kids” Category

GLENDALE CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM

November 18, 2015

The Glendale Water Services Department’s Water Conservation program is celebrating 30 years of working with the community to save water – our most precious resource! Established in 1985, the mission of the Water Conservation Office is to provide a comprehensive water conservation program that promotes efficient water use by providing the information and inspiration needed—to save water.  This comprehensive program …

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Summer Water-Saving Fun with Wayne Drop

June 29, 2021

Don’t you just love summer?! Pool time, fun, games… and of course, water conservation!? Wait – what?!  Yes! You heard me right. Saving water during the hot summer months is important, especially in the Arizona desert. Because it gets so hot here, people often take more showers or baths. And, our plants in the landscape or swimming pools will use …

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LIBERTY WILDLIFE: REHABBING BIRDS AND WATER

March 11, 2016

Liberty Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), invites you to Wild About Wildlife, its inaugural fun fair event! Water – Use It Wisely will be in attendance with a booth and fantastic giveaways. Roughly 6,000 injured, ill, or orphaned animals are brought for care to Liberty Wildlife each year.  That has added up to 80 or 90 thousand animals over …

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Get Ready for Back to School with Wayne Drop

September 8, 2021

Hi everyone! Wayne Drop here…   School is back in session! Which means your brain is back in session, too! Woo-hoo!   What better way to get the water mill wheels turning in the “ol’ noggin” than by dropping knowledge on the importance of water conservation.   Here’s a great quote about why we need to save water from one …

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USE THESE ONLINE GAMES TO TEACH YOUR KIDS ABOUT WATER

December 20, 2017

Managing a scarce resource like water is serious business.  But come on, educating on how to use water wisely can and should be fun, especially if you want your message to resonate with kids. We’ve assembled a collection of some of the best online water conservation games. Here are a few examples from the Water – Use It Wisely campaign, …

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CELEBRACIÓN! DÍA DEL NIÑO AT THE PHOENIX ZOO!

April 6, 2016

Water – Use It Wisely is headed to the Phoenix Zoo on Sunday, April 17, 2016 to celebrate Día del Niño! Join us to celebrate children, animals, Hispanic culture, and water! Learn about water conservation at the Water – Use It Wisely booth. Test your Arizona water knowledge and take home some of our free giveaways! We’ll also have information …

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Happy Hallo-Wayne: Saving Water Doesn’t Have to be Scary

October 19, 2021

Hey everybody… Hallo-Wayne Drop here!   Spooky season is here! Your neighborhood is probably full of jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, skeletons, and witches… But saving water doesn’t have to be so scary!   Don’t get me wrong, there is a scary side to water… like misusing and wasting water. Boy, do I have frightening stories. Someone taking a 30-minute shower will drive …

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Fixing Leaks for the “Not a Plumber” Crowd

March 5, 2013

Chasing leaks is hard work, fixing them is a walk in the park Leaks can be more than annoying. For every drip that keeps you awake at night, there is an associated expense for wasted water. The good news is that common leaks found in the home are easy to fix – they include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and …

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PRESERVE THE QC: A JUNIOR HIGH ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

April 16, 2016

How do you encourage teenage students to care about their community and the environment? Engaging junior high students in conservation education can be challenging but also very rewarding. Preserve the QC is an award-winning presentation created by the Environmental Education Exchange (E3) and the Town of Queen Creek, Arizona. An interactive multi-media format is used in the classroom to educate …

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Fix a Leak Week: Chasing Down Leaks & Running Toilets

March 5, 2014

Chasing leaks is hard work, fixing them is a walk in the park! Leaks can be more than annoying. For every drip that keeps you awake at night, there is an associated expense for wasted water. The good news is that common leaks found in the home are easy to fix – they include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and …

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CONNECT WITH WILDLIFE IN YOUR YARD AND IN LEGO® FORM AT THE PHOENIX ZOO

December 15, 2016

Looking to attract native wildlife to your yard? It can be as simple as planting the right plants in the right places. The City of Glendale has just the book you need to get started. Welcome Wildlife to your Garden is a free publication that makes it both easy and fun to bring wildlife to your yard. Download a copy …

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Adventure Alert – It’s a Party for the Planet!

April 15, 2014

Water – Use It Wisely will celebrate Earth Day with SRP and other conservation-minded community partners at the Phoenix Zoo on Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will music, crafts and activities for the young and the young-at-heart. Test your water-sense with our super cute plumber duckies – answer correctly and you can take one home! We’ll also …

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