Two Payson schools scored nearly $10,000 in innovative program grants from SRP.
Payson High School received a $5,000 grant to analyze the health of the East Verde River system. The goal is to promote the awareness, appreciation and knowledge of water resources by performing water-quality assessments and riparian area study on the East Verde River.
Frontier Elementary School fifth-graders were awareded a $4,810 for work in a mentored partnership with researchers at Northern Arizona University in a cross-curricular project involving climate change and the piñon pine, a native species.
Students across Arizona will learn about robotics, renewable energy and Mars thanks to Learning Grants by SRP. The grant program, which awarded more than $125,000 to 27 schools, provides a unique opportunity that allows schools, teachers and students to develop projects and programs that improve student performance objectives in math and science.
For more than 100 years, SRP has been committed to more than delivering reliable power and water to its customers. As an active member of the community, SRP annually gives more than $1.3 million in contributions to educational programs and partnerships that provide teacher training, mentoring and hands-on learning.