Southern Arizona Water Festivals

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Arizona Water Festivals instill a deeper understanding of water in the earth system and Arizona's water resources through a community water festival event, teacher professional development workshop, and extensive volunteer and community involvement.

The Arizona Water Festival is now online! Check out the festival virtual event to learn about groundwater, watersheds, water cycle, and water conservation technology through interactive online videos and activities. 

Arizona Water Festival Virtual Event

The Arizona Water Festival (AWF) Program engages teachers in professional development that helps them fully teach two of the eleven 4th grade science standards. The AWF unit provides lessons that put students at the center of their particular water cycle here in the southwest. They grapple with the availability of water in their world and explore how it impacts their lives. The Water Festival Community Education Event helps to facilitate these ideas and solidify their learning. Water Festival Programs delivered in southern Arizona include the Tucson Water Festival, typically focused on Amphi Unified School District, Marana Water Festival, Sahuarita Water Festival and Nogales Water Festival. Others take part in the Tucson Water Journey for 4th Graders

Welcome 4th graders to the Tucson-Amphi Water Festival!

Special thanks to:

Date: 

TBD

Location: 

James D. Kreigh Park

Address:

23 W. Calle Concordia, Oro Valley, AZ 85704 

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Please contact Pearl Lam for volunteer training or questions about the water festival.

Welcome 4th graders to the Sahuarita Water Festival!

Special thanks to our sponsor:

Date: 

TBD

Location:

Sahuarita Middle School Soccer Fields

Address:

350 W. Sahuarita Rd. Sahuarita, AZ 85629 

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Please contact Pearl Lam for volunteer training or questions about the water festival.

Welcome 4th graders to the Marana Water Festival!

Special thanks to our sponsors: 

 

Date: 

TBD

Location:

Crossroads at Silverbell District Park

Address:

7548 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson, AZ 85743

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Please contact Pearl Lam for volunteer training or questions about the water festival.

AWF Teachers: Learning Starts with Teachers

The Arizona Water Festival Program engages teachers in professional development that enables them to fully teach two of the eleven Arizona Science Standards for 4th grade students. The standards are:

4.E1U1.6 - Plan and carry out an investigation to explore and explain the interactions between Earth’s major systems and the impact on Earth’s surface materials and processes.

4.E1U3.9 - Construct and support an evidence-based argument about the availability of water and its impact on life.

Download: Arizona Water Festival Curriculum Unit Teacher Guide View: AWF Teaching Resources

AWF Students: Deepen Children's Understanding of Water

Water Festival: After attending the workshop, teachers implement the standards-aligned AWF curriculum that prepares students for the water festival, which deepens students' investigatory learning before returning to the classroom.

Pre/Post Student Questionnaire: Students are surveyed before and after the classroom implementation of the AWF unit using our Pre/Post Student Questionnaire. This questionnaire assesses student learning of the groundwater system, watersheds, water conservation, and the hydrologic cycle.

Access: Student Questionnaire (Online and PDF versions available)

AWF Volunteers: Community Engagement

Our Arizona Water Festival event for 4th grade students is brought to you by the dedication of our amazing volunteers. Prior to each festival, we train our volunteers to facilitate water festival lessons for 4th grade students. Join us as volunteers for our upcoming Water Festivals to:

  • Celebrate science and water stewardship
  • Activate hands-on learning activities for students
  • Contribute to your community

View: Upcoming Water Festival Opportunities

Water Festival Documents