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rainwater harvesting systems in action!

Looking Good Team! Check out some of the rainwater harvesting setups! We see that some of you are sampling from cisterns, 55-gallon barrels, and perhaps even a 5-gallon bucket! No matter what you are using, we are delighted to be working with you all. It is also great to see that some of you are ready for soil testing - nice job! Currently, we have over 150 Project Harvest participants. Half are completing LAB and the other half DIY. By the end of the 2017-2018 Winter rain period, our LABs received over 300 harvested rainwater samples for inorganic, microbial, and organic analyses. For DIY, you have the results! Please be sure to submit an on-line journal entry at projectharvest.arizona.edu or send your journal entries and images to your local promotora.


TIMELINE & SAMPLE ANALYSIS __________________________________________________________________ Data sharing - You will receive your results starting in December of 2018. Half of participants will receive their data through a traditional method (such as a graph, table, etc) and the other half will receive their data through a non-traditional event (art exhibition). Both groups will experience each type of data sharing event in 2020-2021.

Kits - As you know, kits have been distributed for the 2017- 2018 sample collection period! Between October December 2018, you will receive a new kit and learn a new method. For the last sampling year (2019-2020), you will receive a combined LAB and DIY kit.

2017 • Project design • Pre-surveys • Kits created • Trainings • Half of you received a DIY kit, the other half LAB • Begin sample collection

TRAINING

2018

2019

• Oct-Dec: Switch kits! DIY get LAB; LAB gets DIY for this sampling period • Dec-Jan: Traditional & Non-traditional data sharing events • Ongoing: Learning Research & Evaluation

2020

2021

• Comprehensive • Dec-Jan: • Oct-Dec: You will analysis of: Traditional and receive a combined Non-traditional data LAB and DIY kit for the • Harvested water, soil, sharing events for last sampling year. and plant results all! Compare/Contrast • Dec-Jan: • Learning outcomes data sharing styles Traditional & What worked for you? Non-traditional • Ongoing: Learning data sharing events Research & Evaluation • Ongoing: Learning Research & Evaluation

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SAMPLE COLLECTION ANALYSIS

The Science Behind Project Harvest: What’s in your raindrop? We are currently analyzing the LAB samples you submitted and archiving your DIY submissions. Keep up your diligent sample collection efforts! Here is an illustration of the LAB process. DIY

Microbial

UA views online or in participant journals

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Sieve and Dry

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Wash and Dry

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Deliver samples to UA’s ALEC lab

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RESULTS!

1. Block Digestion 1. Microwave Digestion 2. ICP-Mass Spectrometry 2. ICP-Mass Spectromet Microbial 1. Add Colilert reagent 2. Incubate ALEC = 3. Perform Most Probable Number Arizona Laboratory for 1. Solid Phase Extraction Organic Emerging Contaminants 2. Measurements 3. Data Processing

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UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA RESEARCH TEAM From left to right, top to bottom: Francisco Montijo, Shana Sandhaus, Leona Davis, Sanlyn Buxner, Alara Bovill, AJ Moses, Leif Abrell, Flor Sandoval, Monica Ramirez-Andreotta, Jesus Solis-Leon, Dorsey Kaufmann, and Victoria Obergh. Missing team members: Jean McLain, Aminata Kilungo, and Rob Root.


RECOGNIZE ANYONE?! DON’T FORGET TO THANK YOUR LOCAL PROMOTORAS! _______________________________________________________________

Armida Boneo Tucson

Imelda Cortez Tucson

Margaret Dewey Dewey-Humboldt

Palmira Henriquez Tucson

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Aviva O’Neil Lisa Ochoa Hayden/Winkelman Tucson

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4- Trained and educated in all the sampling methodologies (40 + hours!)

1 - Community and project champions 2 - Peer educators and support the Project Harvest families

5 - From your neighborhood and have local knowledge of community resources and needs

3- Liaisons between communities and the rest of the Project Harvest team

6 - Passionate and community advocates they are looking out for you!

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UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS Your next sampling period is: First Monsoon rainfall LAB sample collection dates are: June 19, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17 DIY submission/journaling is between June 15 - July 15 You will receive a reminder via text, email, or mailer of these dates. Keep up the great work!

Congratulations to Hayden’s Leonor Hambly 4th & 5th grade classes for earning 1st place on their state fair competition education project! They also earned the exceptional merit award!! Posted on our Instagram @projectharvestua 11/7/17

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1612554. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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