On Tuesday, March 21, we are hosting a 4th grade “Water Festival.” The Water Festival is a day when area 4th graders gather and do hands-on activities related to water and water quality.
You can register for either the morning (9:00 – 11:30 a.m.) or the afternoon (12:00 – 2:30 p.m.) session. Each session will consist of 5 different hands-on activities for your students to participate in. Registration will be taken on a first come, first serve basis, although we will try to accommodate your choice of morning or afternoon sessions. Classes coming from the same school will be scheduled for the same session to alleviate bussing concerns. There is NO COST to participate.
This year's activities are:
- Water Olympics: students learn about the adhesive and cohesive properties of water. Session lead by Dave Marquardt, Project WET
- Wetlands: students learn about what makes a wetland a wetland and why wetlands are an important part of our ecosystem and environment. Session lead by Lori Frank, Barnes County Soil Conservation District
- Blue Beads of the River: students learn about rivers and tributaries. Session lead by Tina Harding, ND State Water Commission - Project WET Coordinator
- Aqua Bodies: students learn about the importance of keeping our body hydrated. Session lead by Ginger Dietz, Project WET
- Macro Mayhem: Students will learn about some of the macroinvertebrates found in our waters and how they are indicators of water quality. - Session lead by Jim Collins, ND Dept. of Health