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Annual Water Festival

The 28th Annual Children's Water Festival will be at Front Range Community College May 22, 2019.

School classroom registration is now open – registration is first come, first serve. 

Presenter and Exhibitor registration will open early in 2019. 

If you would like to receive information when either registration opens please email your contact information and area of interest to Y2hpbGRyZW5zd2F0ZXJmZXN0aXZhbEBmY2dvdi5jb20=.


Kids Learn About Water with Fun, Hands-On Activities

Kids Learn About Water with Fun, Hands-On Activities
 

Each spring, approximately 1,800 third-grade students and teachers from public, private and homeschools attend the festival which is sponsored by Fort Collins Utilities and Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (NCWCD). The festival is packed with fun, hands-on activities that teach students about water.

Students spend half a day attending classroom presentations and visiting many displays in the exhibit hall. 

The Fort Collins Children's Water Festival is the longest-running festival in the state.

Emphasis is placed on hands-on, age-appropriate activities, including learning about:

  • Wetlands and rivers
  • Aquatic insects and wildlife
  • Water resources
  • Supply and conservation
  • Water quality and safety
  • Agricultural uses
  • Water chemistry
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Drought and flooding
  • Importance of water in the human body

For more information about the festival, contact Y2hpbGRyZW5zd2F0ZXJmZXN0aXZhbEBmY2dvdi5jb20=.


Need help getting to the festival?
Check out the Poudre Heritage Alliance's Learning in Our Watershed program. This scholarship initiative provides field trip funding to Larimer and Weld County schools when they take educational field trips to the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area.