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4041 N. Central Ave., Ste. 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85012

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Maricopa County Educational Resource Directory

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Strategic Library Partnerships

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Librarians offer collaborative strategic planning to support content delivery in the classroom. Librarians build programs to address identified content gaps to reinforce what teachers are doing in the classroom.

Contact your local library to begin the discussion of how this partnership can support student discovery and growth.

 Stormwater Quality Annual Poster Contest

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Get out your drawing supplies! The stormwater program hosts an annual poster contest for students in grades 3-6.

Did you know that stormwater runoff is one of the leading causes of pollution in the United States? This annual contest aims to increase awareness of stormwater pollution to students and allows them to spread their own pollution prevention message through art.

Winning posters will be featured in a calendar, be presented a certificate in front of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, and receive swag bags filled with prizes from sponsors. The contest runs year round, with entries being due in March. Check out our website to see past winning posters, and to learn more about this year's contest theme, rules, and prizes for the winning posters!

Clean Water, Students Can Help!

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Let us come to you! The Stormwater program delivers FREE K-8 educational programs in the classroom. These one-hour programs first engage students by giving them background information on what stormwater is, and how stormwater becomes polluted. We then allow students to explore the topic through age-appropriate hands-on activities demonstrating stormwater pollution. We wrap up the program by discussing how we can work together to protect our drinking and recreational waters. 

We have 5 programs depending on the age group of the students that align with Arizona state standards.

School Physical Activity Programs

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Support for school comprehensive physical activity programming including integrated physical activities before and after school, during the school day and structured recess, safe routes to school, and shared use agreements. Professional development for teachers and staff also available. This service/resource provided by Maricopa County Public Health.
 

Parent Ambassadors

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This training is offered to parents in order to promote family and parent engagement in the school setting. Parents learn how the school system is set up, civic engagement, the whole child, how to communicate in the school setting and how they can advocate for healthy changes in their child's school. This service/resource provided by Maricopa County Public Health.

School STEM and Science Events 

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Interactive demonstrations of portable air monitoring devices and mobile air quality educational kiosk educates students and families about air pollution. Participation in STEM events also includes promotional items/give-aways and informational material. Ultimate goal is a Call to Action to encourage behavioral changes resulting in improved air quality. This service/resource provided by Maricopa County Air Quality.

Up in the Air: An Air Pollution Education Curriculum for Grades K-5

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Up in the Air is an air pollution education program for Kindergarten through 5th grade. Students explore air pollution through hands-on science lessons aligned to state standards. We deliver lesson plans, digital lessons for interactive whiteboards, and resource kits containing all needed materials right to the classroom at no cost. This service/resource provided by Maricopa County Air Quality.

STEM Pro Live!

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STEM Pro Live! is a free, live, monthly broadcast of a STEM professional sharing from his or her workplace. STEM professionals tell students about their journey, then answer questions in real time from students via a chatroom.

STEM Pro Live! has featured engineers, app developers, researchers, business owners, and other STEM professionals from companies and agencies including Intel, Medtronic, the Arizona Coyotes, Maricopa County Air Quality, Freeport McMoRan, Arizona State University, and Butterfly Wonderland.

STEM Pro Live! contributes to creating a STEM identity in students by connecting them with diverse STEM role models. Learn more about developing a STEM identity here.

STEM Pro Live! broadcasts are the third Wednesday of every month (excluding June, July, and August) from 9:00 to 9:30 am.

This service/resource provided by the office of the Maricopa County School Superintendent.

Solve It!

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Solve It! is a video series featuring STEM educators posing real-world challenges to students. Each Solve It! episode consists of two videos. 

The first poses the challenge for students. All challenges are actual issues that are being grappled with in our community right now.

The second provides teachers with necessary background information, guiding questions, and suggested resources to solve the challenges.

This service/resource provided by the office of the Maricopa County School Superintendent.