Sweetwater Wetlands

The Sweetwater Wetlands Field Study is a experiential learning event directly tied to the 3rd grade curriculum in most Tucson area districts. Trained facilitators deliver interactive lessons that enable students to explore concepts through models and hands on experiences.  Students have fun and have the unique experience of being in a wetland environment - in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. The field study units include watersheds and water supply, the water cycle, wetlands and water conservation. The Sweetwater Wetlands are located west of I-10 at Prince Road.

  • Grades 3-4
  • Earth Sciences
  • Hydrology

State Standards
Note that in most Tucson area districts, the 3rd and 4th grade standards have been combined.  The FOSS-APW Water Unit is taught at third grade but the standards are found under fourth grade.  They include: S6C3PO1: Identify the sources of water within an enviroment and S6C3PO2: Describe the distribution of water on the Earth's surface.

Two hour programs are delivered in the mornings ending at noon.

No cost, but bus money is limited.

For More Information
Kerry Schwartz
Director, Arizona Project WET

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Sweetwater Wetlands