For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
Ruth Quade, Water Conservation Coordinator
The Children's Water Festival is on Wednesday, April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Island Grove Park, 501 N. 14th Avenue in Greeley.
Schools have pre-registered and the event is now full. Classes from public and private schools in Weld, Morgan, and Adams Counties were invited to the festival. This is a collaborative effort between the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District, the City of Greeley, and other community partners and sponsors.
This year, we have nearly 900 students attending, with fun and educational activities presented by more than 60 water and environmental professionals. The Children's Water Festival in Greeley is a free event for 4th-grade students. The festival brings water professionals from around Colorado to provide presentations and activities about water, conservation, human health and aquatic life, while covering a wide range of curriculum areas including language arts, math, science, social studies, visual art and health. The festival goals are to teach students that water is an essential, limited resource and that they can take action. Teachers are also provided with resources that they can utilize in their classrooms.
The Central Colorado Water Conservancy District created the Children’s Water Festival in 1991. This festival is one of the oldest children’s water festivals in the nation and the first in Colorado. In 2006, the City of Greeley Water Conservation and Stormwater programs began co-sponsoring the event.
For more information, please visit: greeleywaterfest.org or on Facebook at facebook.com/greeleywaterfest.
For media covering the event, the information area is in the main lobby of the Island Grove Events Center. Please check-in when you arrive.