Our Water, Our Future

Grades: 4th - 5th

Welcome to Our Water, Our Future, a three-part water education program for 4th-5th grade students, addressing nature’s and urban water cycles, Tucson's water supply, water use, and water conservation. Students complete a pre-visit lesson including a video and then participate in an interactive one-hour presentation conducted in the classroom. After the presentation, each student receives a five-minute shower timer and an engaging activity booklet to reinforce newly acquired learning. While completing their activity booklets, students discover how to watch special videos with their family to learn more about being Water Smart! The presentation and related lessons are aligned with ADE standards. Our Water, Our Future is sponsored by Tucson Water and offered free of charge to Tucson-area schools. The Our Water, Our Future program was revised in Summer 2019.

For additional information about the Our Water, Our Future program for 4th-5th grade students, contact Debbie Gevirtzman at debbie@eeexchange.org  or 520-670-1442.

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 Program Materials

Pre-Visit Video& Lesson

We’re excited to introduce a NEW 7-minute pre-visit video for Our Water, Our Future!

It is critical to show this video before your classroom presentation, so that students are prepared with the necessary vocabulary and content.

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Download: Pre-Visit Lesson


While completing their Our Water, Our Future activity booklets, students discover secret clues to access these five Water Smart Flix online. Encourage students to watch these short videos at home with their families. (Optional: Choose to show the videos to students in class.) These Water Smart Flix reinforce important messages about Tucson’s water and water conservation!

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Download: Post-Visit Lesson