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Vision

AZ Water’s K-12 Committee is the recognized source of information on the water and wastewater industry for school age kids in grades K through 12.  We serve as Arizona’s leading water / wastewater industry resource for industry professionals, educational institutions, instructors, municipalities, and utilities to connect and support K-12 schools to maintain an on-going ready, willing, and able work force to ensure sustainable quality water for Arizona.We will advance the knowledge of the water and wastewater industry and careers in the profession through education and outreach to students and teachers in grades K through 12 throughout Arizona.

Mission

AZ Water’s K-12 Committee members consist of water / wastewater industry professionals committed to supporting teachers and schools to prepare the next generation for Arizona’s future water challenges.  We will provide value to teachers and students through tours, educational material, and in-class training. This will create an increased awareness of what the water and wastewater industry is all about and the impact our industry has to protect water quality, public health and the environment. 

Strategies

The K-12 Committee will achieve it's Vision and Mission with the following strategies:

  • Maintain an active, diverse, and energized Committee membership. Establish and grow an active K-12 Committee membership of professional volunteers and identify their talents, skills, and availability to support K-12 schools outreach activities, such as classroom presentations, on-line videos, webinars, tutoring, field trip chaperones, career readiness, treasure hunts.
  • Develop and maintain an active and dynamic site on the AZ Water Association website. Develop and maintain an active and dynamic webpage on the AZ Water Association website as a central connection point for the learning, professional, and utility communities, including on-line meetings, activity calendar and a repository for videos, webinars, webcasts and other educational content resources.
  • Identify and connect with K-12 schools willing to further Arizona’s water/wastewater industry and identify their specific educational needs. Identify existing and cutting-edge methods to educate students in grade K-12 that meet the diversity and needs of Arizona schools.
  • Identify and connect with colleges, universities and trade schools to identify their willingness to support K-12 schools outreach activities, such as college credits, operator exams, scholarships, grants.
  • Identify and connect with Arizona water/wastewater utilities to identify their specific workforce needs and willingness to support K-12 schools outreach activities, such as facility tours, internships, job shadowing.
  • Facilitate/Provide tours of water/wastewater facilities to enhance education and build upon the in-classroom experience.
  • Coordinate with other AZ Water Association Committees (e.g. Young Professionals, Educational, Communications, Social Justice) as necessary.
  • Work with members in rural communities to initiate an outreach program for more rural schools.
  • Utilize information and educational tools available through AZ Water Members and Member Utilities.
  • Solicit educational information and tools from the WEF and AWWA organizations
  • Coordinate with WEF and AWWA on educational committees at a national level.
  • Develop and prepare articles on K-12 committee activities for the Kachina News.

GOALS

The K-12 Committee has established the following goals to implement the Strategy:

  • Provide in-class education of students in grades K-12 to promote the water and wastewater profession.
  • Provide informational material and resources to teachers and schools related to the water and wastewater industry.
  • Be the resource where K-12 teachers turn to for information related to any water related question or idea.
  • Follow the development of future careers in the water and wastewater industry.
  • Identify opportunities to have K-12 students visit water and wastewater facilities to gain a better hands-on understanding of what we do as an industry.
  • Increase our visibility with students through opportunities to visit the annual conference and exhibition.

 

Chair
Jennifer Jones (Isakson)
Co-Chair
Doug M. Berschauer

 

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