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Annual Water Festival
The 28th Annual Children's Water Festival will be Held at Front Range Community College in May 2019.
Registration is scheduled to open in spring 2019 – registration fills at a first-come, first-served system. If you would like to receive information when registration opens please email your contact information and area of interest to Y2hpbGRyZW5zd2F0ZXJmZXN0aXZhbEBmY2dvdi5jb20=.
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. Colorful T-shirts are available for purchase.
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=.
The Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area offers bus scholarships for qualifying schools to get to Children's Water Festival.