Kids and Teachers
Teaching Tools and Resources for Teachers
Water – Use It Wisely believes that it is important to teach children early about water conservation so they can build smart habits that will last a lifetime. Our favorite lesson plans, curriculum, and other teacher resources can be found below.
Arizona Project WET
WET(Water Education for Teachers) is a perfect resource from the University of Arizona.
Arizona Water Story
CAP (Central Arizona Project) offers educational materials free of charge, each designed for specific grades. Find discussion questions, activities, modeling, videos, and more.
Activities & Resources
Kids Water Tips
Find kid-friendly tips on ways to save water. You can even print out the tips and post them around the classroom!
School Water Audit Program (SWAP)
SWAP water waste for water efficiency with Arizona Project WET.
Drinking Water Activities
The EPA provides activities and resources for grades K-3, 4-8, and 9-12 focusing on topics such as drinking water, where water comes from, and watersheds.
Bear Essential News
This monthly Arizona newspaper, offered in print and online, is designed to educate, enrich, entertain, and encourage creativity. Each issue often includes stories about science, natural history, or the environment.
Girl Scouts Water Conservation Patch
Float this idea by your troop with info at the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association site.
Test Your Groundwater Knowledge
Learn all about groundwater and how to keep our water clean with The Groundwater Foundation. Find printable coloring sheets, games, and puzzles.
Curriculum and Program Resources from Our Partners
Many of our Water—Use It Wisely partners offer A+ curriculum and resources for teachers and educators. Find programs about specific Arizona water issues including concepts on water resources, water quality, water treatment, and water conservation. Here are the CliffsNotes of what you’ll find:
- Water Festivals
- Teacher Professional Development
- School Presentation
- Project WET
- Puppet or Magic Shows
- Water Curriculum and Activity Books
- Tours: Water/Wastewater Treatment Plants, Xeriscape Demonstration Gardens, Specialty Water Demonstrations.