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Children’s Water Festival Focuses on the Importance of Water

Students will learn about the importance of protecting local watersheds and water quality 

On Tuesday, May 14, approximately 900 fifth grade students from Boulder Valley School District schools will participate in the annual Children’s Water Festival at the University Memorial Center (UMC) on the University of Colorado campus, 1669 Euclid Ave.

Students will attend a series of interactive presentations about floods, stormwater, water conservation, and the science of water to gain a better understanding of the importance of protecting local watersheds and water quality.

Participating classes complete pre-festival learning activities as part of the “Operation Water Festival” program. This standards-based education series features a teacher’s packet with lesson guides, student worksheets and trivia questions. Topics include basic water awareness, water conservation, pollution prevention, flood safety and fun facts. Take-home activities encourage students to work with their families to understand these important concepts.

Operation Water Festival is a model for community partnerships between government, school district, private and nonprofit organizations. This year’s water festival sponsors include the City of Boulder and UMC Events Planning & Catering.

For more information, contact Laurel Olsen-Horen at 303-441-3203.

Published: May 13, 2019

Media Contacts:
Gretchen King, Public Works, 303-441-3005
Meghan Wilson, Public Works, 303-441-4073