Copper King's Water Academy students wanted to engage 4th and 5th graders in learning water concepts. These 7th and 8th grade students learned how difficult it is to balance inquiry, exploration, and discovery with structure and discipline when teaching.
Oct. 11: UA Food Safety Conference Tackles Urgent Research Needs
The 4th Annual University of Arizona Food Safety Conference will be held Friday, Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Omni Tucson National Resort in Tucson, Ariz. Sponsored by the UA Food Safety Consortium, the 2013 conference includes a number of distinguished speakers representing growers, processors and safety regulators from a diverse array of food industries.
Researchers attending the workshop will have the opportunity to interact with stakeholders and learn about current food and water safety concerns and research needs.
The conference also includes a poster session presentation highlighting current research into food safety. Top posters will receive valuable cash prizes. Click here for information on poster submissions.
Early registration rates of $65 run through Sept. 15, after which regular registration rates of $85 apply through Oct. 1. Students may register for just $35. Registration includes a continental breakfast and a full lunch and dinner, as well as access to all talks and the poster session.
To view registration materials, visit: http://cals.arizona.edu/fsc. For more information on registration and discounted room rates at the Omni Tucson National, contact Debbie Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org / 520-626-7107).
Kerry Schwartz has built water stewardship in Arizona through the development and delivery of STEM instruction as the Director of Arizona Project WET. Now, she has the opportunity to lead other experts in water education on an international level. This month, Kerry was invited to sit on the Board of Directors for the Project WET Foundation along with Thomas Atkins, Housing Program Director with the USDA, Richard R. Arnold II, Mission Specialist at NASA, and others.
This year the WRRC is trying something new by focusing its 104b grants program on student research projects. The program, authorized under the Water Resources Research Act, Section 104(b) and funded through the U.S. Geological Survey, provides small grants for research that explores new ideas to address water problems in Arizona and expands understanding of water and related phenomena.
This fall groundwater is getting a surge of overdue attention from scientists and water professionals, who aim to raise awareness of this “invisible” resource. The Water Resources Research Center’s director, Sharon B. Megdal, has been involved in two separate but related activities aimed at promoting understanding and protection of groundwater.
Photographers of all skill levels, are encouraged to use their imaginations to capture the theme of "Growing with Water". Submissions can be in either urban or rural Arizona settings... flowers to farms, backyard and community gardens to vast agricultural fields, urban landscapes to mountain hideaways, it's up to you! Get creative with interesting photo perspectives, unique detail shots, fascinating vistas, and people in action.
Are you ready to imagine, design, and plant your water-smart landscaping? The UA Water Resources Research Center's new Desert Landscaping website has tools and tips to help. The mobile-friendly site emphasizes arid-adapted gardening and features a "Plant Selector" tool to help you find the right plants for your landscaping project.