Each year the Water Conservation Program hosts a day-long water festival for grade school children. Our theme in 2017 was, Save Water...The Future is in Your Hands. This year's event featured informative exhibits and hands-on activities about hydrology, cultural uses of water, local geography, and environmental impacts.
About 800 fourth grade students, teachers and chaperones from 9 elementary schools, and 1 Home School came to the festival. Eager learners were greeted with a welcome packet that included a Water Festival Passport. The kids filled out the passports as they visited a variety of presentations at booths staffed by local organizations and agencies. Every booth provided fun, hands-on activities about different aspects of water resources. The kids had a blast while learning about water and the environment.