Public Education and Outreach

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Learn more about public, teachers, and youth education and outreach opportunities.

Community Education

Pima County Smartscape Program

The Pima County Smartscape Program promotes best management practices based on xeriscape principles for creating and maintaining healthy, water-efficient landscapes.

This approach improves irrigation efficiency in the residential, multifamily, commercial, and industrial water-user classes, which creates savings in water, maintenance, energy, and dollars.

Tucson Water, in partnership with the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service, sponsors the program. The affiliation, begun in 1989, focuses on landscape water conservation and education in the Tucson Active Management Area.

To register, contact the Pima County SmartScape Program office at 520-626-5161 or click on the links below. Classes are free of charge.

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Arizona Project Wet

Arizona Project WET  (Water Education for Teachers) offers instructor-tested, water-related curriculum at no cost to teachers via hands-on workshops. During the Covid-19 outbreak, many of Arizona Project WET's programs have gone virtual. See our Covid-19 update  for a full listing of programs or click on individual program links below to learn about current offerings.


Environmental Education Exchange

Environmental Education Exchange  is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that has developed a wide variety of conservation and environmental education programs and materials.

For additional information about the programs below, call 520-670-1442 or go to 

Water Smart Kids

Water Smart Kids (formerly Da Drops) is a three-part water education program for 1st-3rd grade students, focusing on the water cycle, water supply, and water conservation in the Tucson Basin.

Our Water, Our Future

Our Water, Our Future is a three-part water education program for 4th and 5th grade students, addressing nature’s and urban water cycles, Tucson’s water supply, water use, and water conservation.

Watching Our Water

Watching Our Water is a three-part water education program for 6th-8th grade students about the intricacies of Tucson’s unique water situation, focusing on water sources, the urban water cycle, water use, and water conservation.

Sweetwater Wetlands

The City of Tucson's Sweetwater Wetlands is a water treatment facility, an urban wildlife habitat, and an outdoor classroom. Learn more about wetlands ecology and wildlife through the Sweetwater Wetlands Activity Book and Field Guide.




Residential and Business/Commercial Conservation
Community Gardens
Sweetwater Wetlands

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520-791-3242 or 800-598-9449 (toll-free)
Phone hours: Mon.- Fri. 8 am-5 pm

  • 310 Alameda St. - Closed
  • 1100 S. Alvernon Way Mon.-Fri. 8:30 am-4:30 pm
  • 4004 S. Park Ave Mon.-Fri. 8:30 am-4:30 pm
  • 201 N Stone Ave. 8:30 am-4:30 pm
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