Teacher workshops

SRP provides workshops and comprehensive in-service programs for Arizona educators related to the water and energy industries.

All of SRP's in-service programs and supporting materials are available free of charge. Can't find something you need? Call (602) 236-2484, or send an email to educate@srpnet.com.

Summer workshops

Registration is limited for the summer workshops and not all applicants will be accepted. Teams of teachers are encouraged to apply.

Teaching Inquiry Based STEM Science: an ASU Summer Institute for K-8 educators

Dates: June 5 - 8, 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Description: ASU and SRP have partnered to offer a workshop providing practical techniques for inquiry based STEM science teaching. It is available to educators within SRP service areas and pre-service educators enrolled in the ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. A daily $50 stipend is included.
Apply: Deadline to apply is April 4, 2018 by 4 p.m. Download application Document is Word.

Educator summit for grades 4 - 8: How will the environment, energy, engineering, and education shape our future?

Dates: June 12 - 15, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Description: This four-day workshop focuses on how to incorporate energy, water and engineering concepts into your classroom curriculum. The workshop is open to educator in all fields teaching within SRP service areas and includes a daily $50 stipend. Teams are encouraged to apply.
Apply: Deadline to apply is April 5, 2018 by 4 p.m. Download application Document is Word.

Arizona Project WET & SRP STEM Academy – Water Solutions: Past, Present, Future

Dates: June 25 - 29, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Description: A week-long workshop that dives deep into water management and includes a trip to SRP's water quality testing lab. Workshop includes a $250 stipend.
Apply: For a detailed schedule and to apply, visit the Arizona Project WET site . Applications are due by April 16, 2018.

Spring workshop registration


Solar Summit

(Grades: 3-6)


Powering Our Future

(Grades: 3-6)


Powering Our Future

(Grades: 3-6)


Workshops offered

We offer half-day workshops each fall and spring. Each June, several multi-day workshops are offered that delve deeper into STEM, sustainability and water related topics.

Preregistration is required for fall and spring workshops. The application period for June workshops begins in early spring each year.

See a detailed description of the fall and spring workshops typically offered.


  • Arizona Water Story (Grades 3-6): Although oceans cover 70% of the Earth's surface, only 3% of that seemingly inexhaustible supply is freshwater, with only 1% considered usable freshwater. SRP offers an in-service primer about the desert's most precious resource. Workshop topics include central Arizona water history, water management concepts, environmental water issues and water science. Participants will receive water resource materials and a video.
  • Engineering Our Future (Grades K-2): Engineering Our Future is designed for K-2 teachers. It is a 4-hour workshop where teachers will learn about the engineering design process, the transference of energy, renewable and nonrenewable resources and conservation. Background content knowledge and classroom-ready materials will be provided. Curriculum is tied to State Standards and teachers will receive 4 hours of Continuing Education Credits.
  • Electricity and Magnetism (Grade 3-6): This module has been developed to assist educators in understanding and teaching concepts of electricity and magnetism, and the lessons are aligned to Arizona state academic standards.
  • Oral History 101: Adding a VOICE into Your Curriculum (Grades 4 - 12): This workshop provides teachers with the tools and materials to implement oral history projects in the classroom. As students listen to and document first-hand historical accounts by community members history will come to life. These new voices will expand students’ understanding of history by providing additional context and dimension to past events.
  • Powering Our Future (Grades 3-6, 7-12): This workshop focuses on renewable energy technologies and energy conservation. The Powering Our Future program includes complete lesson plans as well as extensive background information for educators.
  • Solar Summit (Grades 3-6, 7-12): This workshop is tailored to those who want to learn more about solar energy in Arizona, why we don't have more of it and how we can best teach about it. This workshop will deepen teachers' content knowledge about how solar energy (specifically photovoltaic energy) works and give teachers the tools and resources to teach about solar power.