For more detail about the educational programs offered by the Santa Fe Water Conservation Office, please visit http://savewatersantafe.com/conservation-classroom/
Annual Children’s Water Fiesta
Since 2002, the Children’s Water Fiesta has been introducing Santa Fe Public Schools 4th grade students to the importance of saving water for the future. During the event, hundreds of students learn about all facets of water, from conservation and wastewater to ecosystems, watersheds and pollution. Experts present water-related facts, concepts and values through fun, hands-on learning activities. Students have the opportunity to play Water Jeopardy, act as water droplets moving through the water cycle, and observe water bugs up close and personal. The activities are designed to cover core teaching curriculums in math, science, social studies, language and visual arts, and health and wellness. The 13th annual Children's Water Fiesta took place on April 8th and 9th at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Check out the Santa Fe New Mexican's video coverage of the event:
PROJECT WET WORKSHOP
The Water Conservation Office and the Environmental Education Association of New Mexico cohosts an annual Project WET Workshop. The workshop is meant to introduce educators to a number of hands-on water activities. Due to limited interest, June 2, 2015 workshop has been cancelled. If you would like to receive information about future workshops, please contact the Water Conservation office at 955-4225 or visit www.savewatersantafe.com/conservation-classroom/project-wet/
As the climate in Santa Fe gets hotter and drier, the demand for "smart" irrigation technology is increasing. "Smart" landscape professionals understand these technologies, local soil and weather conditions, and trends in water-efficient irrigation systems.
Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) training and certification gives professional landscapers up-to-date knowledge in water efficient and sustainable landscape practices, including design, maintenance and operation of "smart" irrigation systems, which can reduce landscape water demand.
Training is geared toward the licensed landscape professional with prior experience in the field.
The Water Conservation Office will be offering a Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) course to Landscape Professionals during the fall 2015 semester. If you are interested in participating, please contact Robert Wood at 955-4220 or email [bot protected email address]