Celebrate World Water Day and other wonders of our planet at a free event on Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as we mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.
Touch a fish, explore the water cycle as a drop of water and meet a mermaid who tells watery tales. There’ll also be a giant bulletin board where you can add your Earth Day reflections; a poem, drawing, photograph, news article, a memento from a favorite place and more!
Water is our most precious natural resource—without it, all life would perish. Water is also incredibly fragile and vulnerable to many threats, from various sources of pollution to climate change. Water’s complex character has inspired artists, ignited political wars, and influenced the growth of cities.
Family fun on World Water Day will include examining macroinvertebrates under microscopes in our lab and taking a taste test of local waters. Get stamps on your Water Passport and collect aquatic super-critter cards. A musician will play folk music around our indoor fireplace!
Come play water-themed games outside and inside the LEED Platinum-certified Watershed Center. Visit our pools to learn about fish migration and aquatic food webs. Play games including the H20 Olympics competition, a water cycle game, and simulation of gathering water in different parts of the world. Hands-on activities also include a display that demonstrates how human activities impact water and the environment.
Learn about how to be a “River-Friendly” resident with simple steps and small changes in habits that will help preserve water quality in your neighborhood. Sign up for an upcoming spring workshop on rain barrels, a tool for conserving water that is easily added to your residence.
Explore our rain gardens and learn about other green infrastructure on a tour of the Watershed Center.
Come join us – ages 3+ are welcome at this family-friendly event! Light refreshments are available. Walk-ins are welcome, while registration is appreciated. Please bring outdoor coats and boots in case our trails are muddy.