Water Audit at Phoenix College

400 Phoenix middle and high school students armed with tools will test 80 faucets and install low-flow devices (aerators) at Phoenix College on Tuesday, May 14. Middle and high school students will also have the opportunity to communicate their understanding, ideas and inspiration about water after a year of engaging, exploring, and applying their learning.

Phoenix, AZ | May 10, 2013

What: Phoenix College Water Audit: Student teams armed with tools will apply their knowledge to audit bathroom faucets at Phoenix College and install low-flow devices. They will then calculate annual water savings. It is estimated the water audit will reduce bathroom faucet water use by two thirds.

Water Investigations Revealed: Students explored the water resources they depend on, determined how much water they use, took action to conserve and investigated a scientific question at a Nature Conservancy river preserve, collecting data, analyzing it and drawing their own conclusions.

Why: To help urban students make the connection between their tap and the rivers that provide their water. By teaching kids where water comes from, they’ll better appreciate it and use it wisely. Arizona Project WET integrates science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through relevant project-based learning. Phoenix College also has a STEM initiative. The National Science Foundation estimates 80-percent of the jobs created in the next decade will require some form of math and science skills.

Who: 400 Phoenix students, Arizona Project WET, Phoenix College and The Nature Conservancy 

When: Tuesday, May 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Where: Phoenix College located at 1202 W Thomas Rd Phoenix, AZ 85013. To locate students, go to the Bulpitt Auditorium. Park in the in the garage or the West parking lot at 15th Ave. and Thomas.

RSVP: Please call Tracey Kiest Stone at 602-738-1586 if you plan to cover. 

Arizona Project WET is a program of The University of Arizona run through the Water Resources Research Center and County Cooperatives Extension Offices.  

Phoenix College is a premier institution of higher education serving the community since 1920. As the flagship college of the Maricopa Community Colleges – the largest community college system in America – Phoenix College offers programs for university transfer, career training, and personal development. The 23-acre campus includes state-of-the-art instructional classrooms, a modern library and computer lab, the Eric Fischl Art Gallery, a performing arts theater, a culinary café, a gymnasium and fitness center, and premium athletic fields. Phoenix College students speak more than 50 languages and represent more than 100 countries, reflecting the diverse, multicultural central city that Phoenix College serves.

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Tracey Kiest Stone


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