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 Join Us for 2018 Water Week May 6 to May 12

"I Am Water"

"Water Week is a major annual educational campaign designed to provide public awareness and involvement in water issues, both locally and globally.”

This year during the week of May 6 to May 12, 2018 we will be celebrating the world's most important resource, Water! The Intermountain Section of the American Water Works Association, along with our Water Week Partners, are happy to once again provide libraries throughout Utah and Idaho with materials to help celebrate with us. We hope that libraries use the books we provide to help educate people on the importance and scarcity of our water.  Each year we donate a book to all libraries in Utah and Southeastern Idaho, a Water Week poster as well handouts for the public on conservation and drinking water.  

2018 Water Week Library Packages

This year we are happy to once again provide libraries throughout Utah and Idaho with materials to help you celebrate Water Week with us.  These packages will be mailed in the middle of March and should arrive to you by the first part of April, enough time for you to plan activities around Water Week. Our package of materials includes:

Water Week 2018 PosterThe poster helps viewers visualize the theme.  The poster is yours to keep and use as part of a display.  Please feel free to keep it on display for as long as you like.   

It Starts with a Raindrop/Comienza con una gota lluvia.  This children’s book will be ideal for sharing during your reading times.  The book provides both an English and a Spanish version in one book.  It lets you celebrate the beauty and wonder of the water cycle through lyrical rhyming text and vibrant realistic paintings. The text rhymes in both English and Spanish, with the words flowing from page to page. The story of water is described eloquently in this delightful and informational book that engages children and adults alike to appreciate water and life.


 A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder.  This book by Walter Wick will go along with our STEM Demonstration and Activity (see next page). Wick's striking color photographs of water in various states and stages of movement capture moments of change in beautiful patterns that cannot be observed without the advantages of stop action and magnification. These pictures present water drops; soap bubbles; water condensing and evaporating; snowflakes, frost, and dew; and water as a prism. A set of short directions for doing the observations and experiments about each picture is included at the end.


 Plain Talk about Drinking Water. AWWA’s top-selling book that answers 231 questions about drinking water: contaminants (including atrazine and pharmaceuticals), tastes and odors, climate change, chlorine and fluoride, lead in water pipes, bottled water, home treatment devices, water conservation, federal regulations, and many others.  
Our colorful Water Week 2018 bookmark includes a suggested Book List which includes books for people of all ages.  These books all deal with water in one form or another and are meant to educate the public on the value of water.  You may consider using these books to supplement your programs during the week or use them for as part of a water week display.  Many of these books have been sent to you in past years from the Intermountain Section AWWA.  


Water Week STEM Lessons and Activities:  Molecules in Motion

Intermountain Section AWWA and Central Utah Water Conservancy District are proud to present the 2018 Water Week STEM Curriculum designed to immerse children ages 10- to 15-years old in spirited inquiry and open-ended exploration of water. 'Molecules in Motion' is a 1-hour program for 4th-8th graders. During this hands-on science activity, youth will complete 5 mini-experiments/demos as they help a molecule of water travel through all of the phases of matter. The lesson plans will be provided along with a kit of materials for 30 children for those that register (see below).

Molecules in Motion Resources

Lesson plans and STEM materials for 30 children can be obtained by signing up at the link below.  If you need assistance in teaching the activity, the Intermountain Section will be happy to arrange for a water professional to help with instructing the students anytime between April 23rd and August 15th.  You can sign-up to have a volunteer teach the activity to the children at the link below as well.

To obtain Molecules in Motion materials and/or volunteers to teach the STEM Activity please register by CLICKING HERE.

Molecules in Motion Training

Have questions about this year's Water Week STEM Curriculum? Register for one of the 'Molecules in Motion' virtual trainings. These trainings will introduce facilitators to the water cycle passport, cover the scientific concepts that underpin the curriculum, and walk through the demos and experiments used in the activity.

April 19th at 6:00 PM  CLICK HERE to Register

April 21st at 10 am CLICK HERE to Register

If you have questions about the STEM program, please feel free to contact Monica Hoyt at Central Utah Water Conservancy District (801) 226-7100.

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