Children’s Water Education Festival Offers Kids Water Science Experience and Fun!
USGS scientists, along with more than 60 other water and environment organizations, will conduct interactive presentations to teach over 6,000 third, fourth, and fifth grade students from schools throughout Orange County about the importance of water. USGS scientists from the California Water Science Center will assist students in testing local water samples for basic water quality factors such as temperature, turbidity and pH, and teach them the importance of water-quality and the scientific method.
The 16th annual Children’s Water Education Festival, is sponsored by the Orange County Water District and takes place on March 28-29, 2012 at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. It is the largest festival of its kind in the United States. The Festival offers students a unique opportunity to learn about local water issues and understand how they can protect water supplies and their environment.
To find out more about festival, please visit: http://www.childrenwaterfestival.com/
To learn more about USGS water-quality testing, please visit: http://ca.water.usgs.gov/gmaps/wq_rt_map.html
Links and contacts within this release are valid at the time of publication.