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Children's Water Festivals

Water Festivals - Delivering Effective Water Education

We all need water for so many uses and as the human population grows, the quantity of water we all need increases, too. But the quantity of water we have on our planet is not increasing so that means there will be difficult choices to be made.

All of us who have worked to make Water Festivals possible are convinced that a Festival is an effective way to deliver water education. Wed would like to share what we have learned with folks in other communities and regions who may be facing similar challenges and might be considering a Water Festival to educate their young people.

Why a Water Festival?

  • A Water Festival brings students together to spend a day learning about water
  • A Water Festival is a catalyst to encourage continuing water education
  • Students learn that water is an essential, limited resource and that they can take action
  • Teachers receive an array of teaching materials and activity ideas for their classrooms
  • Sponsors and supporters become involved with and aware of water education

So Youd Like to Hold a Water Festival...

Getting started

  • Hold an organizing meeting, recruit a Steering Committee
  • Hire a coordinator
  • Plan the finances and develop a budget
  • Write a proposal, contact potential donors
  • Find a fiscal partner if necessary
  • Find a facility, select dates
  • Invite teachers
  • Invite presenters and develop the program
  • Recruit volunteers
  • Prepare the teachers

Final preparation

  • Prepare a list of the last minute tasks and assign responsibilities
  • Think through the logistics on the Big Day

Enjoy the event

  • Take time to enjoy watching the kids having fun learning!

Information on the Water Festivals

Future Water Festivals

The responsibility for the 2006 Middle Rio Grande and all future Water Festivals has been taken over by Experiential EE.
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Santa Fe Children's Water Festival 2006

Middle Rio Grande Children's Water Festival 2005

Santa Fe Children's Water Festival 2005

Middle Rio Grande Children's Water Festival 2004

Santa Fe Children's Water Festival 2004

Middle Rio Grande Children's Water Festival 2003

Santa Fe Children's Water Festival 2003

Middle Rio Grande Children's Water Festival 2002  

Middle Rio Grande Children's Water Festival 2001

Middle Rio Grande Children's Water Festival 2000

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