The Gilbert Water Conservation office provides free educational programming for 4th and 6th grade classes throughout Gilbert. We utilize science and math to teach students about the importance of water in the desert and how to conserve it.
- This program is designed for 4th grade students to emphasize the importance of conserving water in the desert. Through an interactive lesson, students will learn Water Cycle fundamentals and, through a scientific experiment, calculate the amount of water wasted from a simulated leaking faucet.
- This program is approximately 60 minutes long.
- This program is designed for 6th grade students to apply science and engineering practices to find ways to reduce water waste in our landscapes. This interactive lesson begins with an examination of plant transpiration and a hands-on activity designed to enhance students’ understanding of the key processes. Through a science experiment, students will then utilize this information to calculate an efficient watering schedule.
- This classroom-style program is approximately 60-80 minutes long.
- This program can be adapted to students and adults of any age! It is designed to facilitate students’ understanding of the subtle, yet critical, role water plays in our daily lives. Building on the principles of the natural water cycle, students will follow the path of water through the different components of Gilbert’s engineered water system: the Urban Water Cycle. Students will learn the details of how water is used and reused in our urban environment, making life in the desert possible.
- This program is not currently available, but will be returning soon!
All education programs are free and developed in accordance the Arizona 2019 Science Standards. Programs can accommodate one class of students at a time with multiple, back-to-back scheduling available to register the entire grade level for the program.
Don't have Gilbert 311? Contact us with e-mail or call (480) 503-6979.
*Programs subject to availability. Available to the Higley Unified School District, Gilbert Public Schools, and private and charter schools within the Town of Gilbert.
Gilbert Water Festival
The Water Festival is an annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) event sponsored by the Town of Gilbert and run by Arizona Project WET. Utilizing Town employees and business community volunteers, the Water Festival immerses 4th graders and teachers in an educational field trip to increase knowledge about our water resources, water conservation, and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
The 9th Annual Gilbert Water Festival will be here before we know it… and we need your help!
Join us on March 4 and 5, 2020 from 7:30 AM -2 PM on the Civic Center lawn for this educational field day for Gilbert Public Schools 4th graders.
You can teach a lesson, coordinate learning station activities, help set up and breakdown, escort student classes, register volunteers, and more!