Festival Success!

I’m going to break up the monotony a little and give you a Picture Blog this week!  I’ll spend less time talking and more time sharing adorable pictures with you.

The Athens Water Festival went off without a hitch last weekend: everyone had a good time, and our local water (rain) even showed up at the end!

We had a ton of fun games for the festival-goers to play.  Kids and adults all seemed to enjoy them!

We had:

H2Olympics! A game about water’s cohesive properties and surface tension: this guy is counting how many drops of water will balance on a penny!

A pollution game: kids had to remove trash from their “ponds” so the water would be clean and safe!

A water truck from the fire station, so kids could see what it’s like and see how it uses water! (I mean, who doesn’t love playing in a fire truck??)

A macro-invertebrate station where kids could find and learn how to identify water bugs!

Testing water quality with Adopt-A-Stream.

We had some awesome animals (that need water, of course) from Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources!  The school ambassadors came to talk about how these animals use water.

Fats, Oils, and Greases, Oh My!  Kids learned how FOGs clog our sewer pipes and cause sewer overflows.  They created FOG cans for kitchen grease; don’t put it down the drain!

Toilet Toss Trivia!  Should I flush this down the toilet?  If you have to ask the question, the answer is NO!  Plastics, baby wipes, and other things clog our sewer lines and cause yucky sewer spills.

Even the parents got into it with the “Parachute the Litter” game.

The kids learned about meeting community water needs with this fun “Long Haul” water relay!

And, of course, we had a huge water slide just for fun!

Parents and kids alike had a great time learning about water conservation, water use, and what’s in our water, all while having fun with these games!  Team Water could not have done it without the help of all the local organizations and our beautiful volunteers!

Thanks to everyone who made this a fun weekend that left everyone saying H20-yeah!

Originally posted on waterconservationstation.blogspot.com, 9/11/12

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