Water Festival

2007 Make a Splash with Project WET Water Education Festival

You Are Invited!

Join NMSU-WERC (NM-Project WET) and the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities in presenting valuable water education lessons to our young New Mexico stakeholders. The 2007 festival is proudly supported by Los Alamos Public Schools and the Los Alamos County Cooperative Extension.

Location, Date, and Time:

Where: Community of Los Alamos, NM
When: Friday, October 19, 2007
Set-up: 7:30-8:30am.
Event Times: 9:00am-3:00pm.

Our Audience:

Approximately 240 fourth grade students

Our Theme:

“Why Water Matters”

Mission

The mission of the water festival is to instill in the participating students and adults attitudes and values that lead to a lifetime of water-wise lifestyles.

Goals

The goals are to provide awareness and education that will lead to water-wise lifestyles, an understanding of community and state surface and groundwater, and involvement in community conservation and pollution prevention programs.

Objectives

To provide learning experiences in water topics such as:

  • Water Sources
  • Water Uses
  • Water Conservation
  • Watershed Awareness
  • Watershed Health
  • Water Protection,
  • Point and non-point source pollution
  • The water cycle/watershed
  • Water quality and quantity
  • Drought & Local weather cycles
  • Aquifers (location, recharge, mechanics, etc.)
  • Water Careers
  • Water culture, history & art

Presenters & Volunteers

No Registration Fee required! We appreciate your in-kind participation.

Presentation Options

Sessions will last approximately 20 minutes. Hands-on activities and labs are highly desirable. Accommodations are available for both indoor and outdoor set-ups.

  • Hands-on & Interactive: audience participates in short activities.
  • Informational booth: presenter explains display concept and conducts Q&A with students.
  • Informational delivery: video, slide show, etc.
  • Drama, music, dance, the arts.
  • Presenter Hand-outs and promotional materials are encouraged.

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist in various activities during the water festival. This will include helping to setup, assist with registration, guiding groups, etc.

To Sign-up

Visit our registration page. Must be submitted by August 24, 2007.
See you in Los Alamos!

For more information contact:

WERC Administrative Office
Bryan Swain, NM-Project WET
Box 30001, MSC WERC
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Toll Free: (800) 523-5996
Office: 575.646.1378

E-mail: bswain@nmsu.edu
Fax: (575) 646-5474

Los Alamos County Public Utilities
Julie Williams-Hill, Public Affairs
901 Trinity Drive
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office: 505.662.8002
Julie.williams@lacnm.us