When we asked our community what was most important to them concerning conservation, the response was clear - teach our youngest citizens how to save water early. Chandler offers several programs to schools and teachers.
Students at Chandler schools have been selected to participate in a youth education program from the Water Conservation Office. Students will learn the importance of water conservation, the water cycle, and local water sources through the use of magical illusion, comedy, games, and audience participation. This free school assembly is designed for students, grades 2 - 5.
Teachers receive free workbooks for every student. The workbooks are customized to meet state curriculum guidelines in reading, mathematics, science and geography and include activities for different skill levels. Teachers and parents are encouraged to help students work through the pages and discuss what they have learned.
Your school may schedule one or two presentations with a minimum of 50 to a maximum of 300 students per show and last 30 minutes. The presenter arrives 45 minutes prior to the show for set up and needs a space of approximately 10 feet wide by 6 feet deep to arrange props, posters, and a 6-foot long rectangular table.
To schedule a show, please contact Abracadabra Productions at 623-266-1157. Shows are booked in the order they are received.
Invite the Great Arizona Puppet Theater to visit your school and teach students about good water conservation habits through a free puppet show. "Zoner and the Drip" is designed for students in grades K through 2.
The puppet shows require a minimum of 50 to a maximum of 80 students per show and last approximately 50 minutes. Multiple shows can be booked back-to-back in order to accommodate additional students. If shows are booked back-to-back, please allocate a 15-minute break in between shows. The puppeteer arrives 30 minutes prior to the show for set-up and needs access to an electrical outlet. The puppeteer requires 30 minutes for breakdown.
To schedule a show, please contact the City's Water Conservation Office at 480-782-3580. Register early. Shows are booked in the order they are received.
Water in Our Desert Community: Activities for Grades 6-9: An instructional resource for people who care about water and the Sonoran Desert, the activities in this water curriculum are meant to supplement the regular course curriculum. The activities include background information, reproducible student materials, a glossary and a list of resources.
The following activities will strengthen the students' awareness of the social, economic and environmental impact water has on all water users in Arizona.
- The Properties and Importance of Water
- History of Water in Arizona
- Local Water Resources
- Water Treatment
- Water Users
- Water Conservation
- Water Problems and Issues
To obtain a free copy, please contact the City of Chandler Water Conservation Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480-782-3580.
Each year approximately one thousand fourth grade students from eight Chandler schools will attend the Make a Splash Water Festival and experience hands-on activities covering: water conservation, our water supply, groundwater, surface water and the water cycle. Click on the link above for more details on this event.
Water Education Information and Curriculum Resources
- Arizona Association for Environmental Education
- Arizona Department of Environmental Quality - Education and Outreach
- Arizona Department of Water Resources
- Arizona Game and Fish Department: Focus Wild Arizona
- Central Arizona Project - Education Programs
- Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide
- Project WILD Curriculum and Activity Guide
- Salt River Project: Education Support