Our sincere thanks to the generous sponsors and all of the amazing volunteers, presenters,
partners, team members and planning committee members who worked tirelessly to make
the 2013 Children’s Water Education Festival a great success. It takes a lot of
dedicated people and companies/organizations to make this event happen. It could
not have been done without all of them and their tremendous efforts.
The 17th Annual Children's Water Education Festival (Festival), the largest
of its kind in the United States, took take place March 27 - 28, 2013 at the University
of California, Irvine.
This year approximately 7,000 third, fourth, and fifth grade students and their
teachers attended the event, presented by the Orange County Water District, Disneyland
Resort, National Water Research Institute and the Orange County Water District Groundwater
The Festival presented a unique opportunity to educate students about local water
issues and helped them understand how they can protect water supplies and their
environment. Since its inception, more than 100,000 children from schools throughout
Orange County have been able to experience the Festival and all it has to offer.
This year's festival hosted students from over 75 public, private and home schools
from 21 Orange County cities. More than 65 California organizations generously devoted
their time and resources to assist in educating budding young environmental stewards.
Throughout the Festival, participating organizations engaged the students through
interactive educational presentations that are taught to California State Science
Standards. Because of this, educators consistently rate the education value of the
Festival very high.
The Festival is provided at no cost to Orange County schools. Hosting an event of
this magnitude is made possible by many generous sponsors, presenters and dedicated
volunteers. We are proud to work with such committed organizations and individuals
It is more important than ever to teach our children that they can be responsible
by making "blue" and "green" choices to help protect our precious water resources
and environment now and for the future.
Registration for the 2014 Children's Water Education Festival will be posted in
late August 2013. Stay tuned!