Archive for “Kids” Category

Six Activities to Teach Kids About Water

October 30, 2018

Last April, I had my Water – Use It Wisely table set up on the back patio of a community center for an Earth Day event. A mom and her two young children were walking by and I heard the older one, about four years old, say, “Hey Mom, look, there’s a hummingbird on that tree.” I was shocked but …

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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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SALT RIVER PROJECT EMPLOYEES RESCUE BABY OTTER FROM CANAL

July 28, 2017

You’ve probably heard about the occasional cat on a power pole or a bird nesting on not-so-safe infrastructure, but we’ve got a new one for you: an otter in a Salt River Project canal! SRP delivers water to the Valley through a network of 131 miles of canals and 1,000 miles of laterals and ditches. SRP zanjeros and other workers …

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HOW THE PHOENIX ZOO “RAINED” IN THEIR WATER SAVINGS

June 21, 2017

The Phoenix Zoo is committed to making positive changes with our water use, and setting an example for guests to follow. For example, one of the easiest and most effective ways we’ve conserved water over the past several years has been tracking water meters month to month. In effect, this helps locate even the smallest of leaks much faster, 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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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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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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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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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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YOU COULD WIN A SUMMER TO REMEMBER – THE 2015 KIDS CONTEST

April 23, 2015

Wayne Drop had the adventure of a lifetime, and now you and your family can have the best summer ever. For this year’s Water – Use It Wisely Kids Contest, we’re giving away a summer prize pack valued over $2,000 that includes tickets to amazing Valley experiences, including: Arizona Diamondbacks game at Chase Field Arizona Science Center Arizona Museum of …

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ADVENTURE ALERT! – EARTH DAY AT THE PHOENIX ZOO – SATURDAY, APRIL 18 – 9 AM TO 4 PM

April 15, 2015

Water – Use it Wisely is headed to the Phoenix Zoo this weekend to celebrate Earth Day! You can visit several Earth Stations throughout the Zoo and become a Planet Patrol ZOOper Hero! Learn about water conservation at the Water – Use it Wisely booth – test your Arizona water knowledge and take home one of our super cute Earth …

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IN ARIZONA WE CARE, WE’RE WATER AWARE

March 26, 2015

APRIL IS WATER AWARENESS MONTH! April is right around the corner, and it is full of fun and educational water-related activities. This is because April is Water Awareness Month (WAM)! To celebrate, the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) is partnering with many organizations from around the state to encourage Arizonians to adopt water-efficient lifestyles. A fun and interactive website …

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