Take a Closer Look At Water
As water is a rising concern in Nebraska, correct information about the issues we’re facing is of top concern. That’s why several leading agencies in Douglas and Sarpy counties offer the program Eyes On Conservation: Water Works to fifth grade students. Held mainly outdoors, Water Works 2017 is a day filled with water related sessions and activities taught by local water-related experts. The event will be held May 2nd & 3rd, 2017.
In January, fifth grade teachers receivee an application with a due date of February 13th. You’ll be given written notice of your attendance status in late March. The cost is $1.00 per student, which will be paid the day of the event. Registration does not open until January 13th.
A Valuable Experience
Each year, evaluations rave over the event. Pre and post tests of students show a significant knowledge gain from attending the festival. Teacher evaluations show tremendous support for the program. “This field trip was one of the best ever in our 25 years of combined teaching,” said one teacher.
Listed below are some of the featured sessions to give you an idea of the activities available at Water Works.
- Water Recreation: Choose between canoeing, water rockets, and fishing.
- Drinking Water: Learn about your municipal drinking water supply.
- Water Cycle: Simulate the movement of a water drop through the hydrologic cycle.
- The Great Outdoors: A potpourri of water related activities including: How much Water in the World, Pest Management, Go! Fish and River Management
- Aksarben Aquarium – Visit and test yourself on Nebraska’s Wildlife and learn about Snakes, Frogs and Turtles
- Pollution Solution – Interactive surface water models
Water Works sessions are taught by experts in the field to insure correct information. The core planning committee for the event includes:
- Eastern NE. 4-H Center
- Metropolitan Utilities District
- Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
- Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District
- UN Cooperative Extension in Douglas and Sarpy Counties
For more information about Water Works and how to get involved, contact