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CAP partners with Arizona Science Center to promote water conservation and education
Nearly 600 Maricopa County school children collaborated this past year to create their own water filter to clean the “polluted” water made in a model city. They were participating in an Arizona Science Center project called Planet Water, thanks in part to a grant from Central Arizona Project. Through a series of hands-on science experiments students learned about the quantity and quality of water on the planet while discovering the answers to questions such as, “Where does the water at my house come from?” and “How much water is there on the planet?”
This “Science on Wheels” program is one of the Science Center’s most popular educational outreach efforts. This is just one of the programs funded by Central Arizona Project’s Community Investment program, which provides financial support for water and environmental educational organizations in Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties. Nonprofits are eligible to receive up to $5,000 in grant money.
And the Science Center grant doesn’t just benefit kids. Mark your calendar for “Adults Night Out” on June 5, 2015. The event, sponsored by CAP, opens the center to adults from 5:30 to 9 p.m. “Big kids” can enjoy four floors of hands-on science plus a lecture dubbed as a New Times’ “Best of Phoenix” event. The event includes a cash bar and features local DJs, as well as the IMAX® films and Dorrance Planetarium presentations, which are available for an additional cost. Adults Night Out events are held the first Friday of each month.
Interested in learning more about CAP’s Community Investment grants? Applications are accepted twice each year—the deadline for grants to be awarded this June is May 1, 2015.
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Arizona agricultural community prepared to deal with drought and shortage
With drought upon us, and the prospect of Colorado River shortage as early as next year, leaders in agriculture are understandably concerned about the future. But they have confidence in knowing they have been diligently working to expand their infrastructure in order to be as prepared as possible to weather a shortage.
Experience of a lifetime for a future hydrogeologist
Guest blog by Anthony Ferrell, ASU Student
Last year, I was the recipient of the Herman Bouwer Intern Scholarship, partially funded by Central Arizona Project and awarded through the Arizona Hydrological Society (AHS). Being a geology undergraduate student, this was a major opportunity for me and the fortune of receiving this award could help to kick off my future career. Choosing which companies to work for was difficult, because I wanted to see and do it all, but only had a limited amount of time allotted by the program. In the end I chose the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR), Clear Creek Associates, and Brown and Caldwell.
CAP Selects New Board Officers
The Central Arizona Project Board of Directors has elected its officers and committee chairpersons, whose terms run until February 2017.