Our Program

City of Phoenix Water Services Department has a mission to teach students of all ages about water science and conservation and help create the water stewards of tomorrow. We offer free in-classroom presentations tailored for grade levels and time limits. We cover a wide variety of topics including our Phoenix water sources, Arizona water history, water and wastewater treatment or a visit from Wayne Drop for younger students. 

Email us at conservation@phoenix.gov to schedule a presentation.

Phoenix offers complimentary educational resources for teachers and curriculum coordinators who work in Phoenix schools. These resources are designed to support existing curriculum and to help teachers reach learning objectives and standards with innovative and interactive water STEM activities.

Teachers working in the city of Phoenix can also order complimentary classroom materials that grade and age appropriate. Materials can be ordered online and are delivered at no cost. 

Click Here to Order Materials

Free Resources

  • In-classroom presentations
  • Visit from Wayne Drop
  • Career day guest speakers
  • STEM activities
  • Classroom materials and lesson plans
  • Online tools and resources


​School Program Flyer


School Program Flyer (PDF)

​Lesson Plans

Because water is essential to life, it is an intriguing and diverse theme through which educators can teach STEM skills and literacy skills at all grade levels. Use one of the below lessons and resources for ideas of how to bring water into your classroom.

The Water Cycle - Lessons that demonstrate how water is constantly moving and changing form as it travels in the earth system.

Your Water Resources - Lessons about where our water comes from, how it is stored, and how it gets to your home.

Water Science and Characteristics - Lessons about the characteristics and importance of water for life on the planet.

Water Conservation and Efficiency - Lessons exploring how we can use water wisely.

Caring for Our Watershed - Lessons exploring how to care for our watershed and the environment.

Teacher Academies

Teachers and curriculum coordinators are invited to attend Teacher Academies offered by the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and Water Resources Research Center program, Arizona Project WET. Arizona Project WET Teacher Academies provide professional development that evolves teachers' instructional practice and water-related content mastery through STEM integration, student-directed learning, real-world and relevant application, and collaborative work.

For more information and upcoming workshops, please visit https://arizonawet.arizona.edu/programs/teacher_academies.