Partners and Sponsors
Arizona Project WET thrives due to the generous contributions of other agencies and organization who share in the conviction that water is life and education empowers. The support of these organizations boldly proclaims that APW enables teachers and students to protect, conserve, manage and be great stewards of water by providing curricula and resources to teachers that impart best educational practices.
Arizona Project WET is grateful to these Platinum Sponsors for their contributions.
The City of Phoenix was the Arizona Project WET water education program’s first sponsor and has remained an active leader of water education for the last 11 years. Professional Development Workshops for 16-hour credit have been offered to teachers in the City of Phoenix for a decade. In 2006 APW was granted a five year contract to coordinate, manage and deliver the cities entire K-12 outreach program covering water conservation, water resources, water pollution prevention and other water-related topics. APW also manages school-based water festivals, in-school assembly programs and distributes instructional materials to supplement classroom instruction.
Arizona Department of Water Resources, Phoenix AMA has been an Arizona Project WET sponsor since 2001. The goal of the Phoenix AMA project is to promote the awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of Arizona water resources through classroom ready, water education materials. The Phoenix AMA has sponsored the Arizona Make a Splash with Project WET Water Festival in the Valley since 2001. The Phoenix AMA was the lead sponsor in the development of the new Arizona Conserve Water Educators Guide.
Tucson Water has been a sponsor since 2003. The goal of the TW project is to expand training opportunities for teachers on local water resources issues, and enhance their ability to instruct students about local issues pertaining to water conservation, water supply and water quality. Ultimately this partnership endeavors to foster a water conservation ethic within the Tucson school population. Tucson Water has been an Arizona Make a Splash with Project WET Water Festival sponsor for the past three years.
Salt River Project sponsors the Arizona Make a Splash with Project WET Water Festivals within the SRP watershed. SRP’s funding helps to instruct and engage 4th grade students on the subjects of water supply, water conservation watersheds, ground water and the water cycle at standards-based water education events held on a school day. Over 94% of participating teachers agree that water festival participation increases student understanding of the standards based concepts covered. SRP helped sponsor the printing of the Arizona Conserve Water Educators Guide.
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality sponsors the Arizona Make a Splash with Project WET Water Festivals statewide. ADEQ’s funding helps to instruct and engage 4th grade students on the subjects of water supply, water conservation, watersheds, ground water and the water cycle at standards-based water education events held on a school day. Over 94% of participating teachers agree that water festival participation increases student understanding of the standards based concepts covered.
Arizona Department of Water Resources, Prescott AMA contracted with APW to develop a water education program in the area in 2006. This partnership has worked to build an interest in water education among water managers, stakeholders and educators. The efforts of this partnership include coordinating the area's first ever water festival for 1,100 4th grade students; providing water education workshops; sponsoring facilitator training; and disseminating water-related teaching supplies and education materials. The Prescott AMA is partnering with area municipalities to recognize teachers in their region with a winter Recognition and Networking Event and a small grant program.
Yavapai County Water Advisory Committee became an APW Platinum sponsor in 2007 providing funding to expand the water education program from Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley to include all of Yavapai County. This partnership will build interest among water managers and stakeholders, and expand the delivery network for water education programming to all of Yavapai County. Teacher workshops that meet state testing guidelines and the multiple learning styles of our students are being offered throughout the county. The WAC was a sponsor of the first area water festival in 2006 and intends to support future APW Make a Splash Water Festivals.
Central Arizona Project has been a sponsor of Arizona Project WET programming since 2001. CAP has sponsored Arizona Make a Splash with Project WET Water Festivals within their service area since 2001. The Arizona Hydrological Society Annual Symposium held in Tucson this year will host a special Teacher Workshop thanks to CAP sponsorship (a tradition since 2001). CAP sponsors special water education programs including the Water and Climate Change Advanced Educator Workshop and the Water Conservation Joint APW and Master Watershed Workshop. CAP also helped sponsor the printing of the Arizona Conserve Water Educators Guide.
The Abbott Fund joined APW's partner ranks in January 2009. Abbott Fund creates healthier global communities by investing in creative ideas that promote science, expand access to health care, and strengthen communities worldwide. In partnership with others, Abbott Fund strives to make a lasting impact on people's lives and encourage others to action.