The 20th annual Children's Water Education Festival, the largest of its kind in the United States,
will be held March 23-24, 2016 at the University of California, Irvine. The event is presented
by the Orange County Water District (OCWD), Disneyland Resort, National Water Research Institute, and the Orange County Water
District Groundwater Guardian Team.
The Festival presents a unique opportunity to educate third, fourth and fifth grade students about local water issues and
the environment and helps them understand how they can protect water supplies and their environment. All presentations are
taught to California Science Standards. Since its inception, more than 110,000 Orange County students have experienced the
Festival and all it has to offer.
Registration for the 2016 Festival is now open. Interested teachers, presenters and volunteers are invited
click on the menu bars above to learn more and submit an application. Space is limited and we expect the event to fill quickly,
so it is advised you complete your application as soon as possible.
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
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.; Mesa Water District; Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Parsons
The Allergan Foundation; Avista Technologies, Inc.; City of Huntington Beach; Raymond James; Tetra Tech
Black & Veatch; DDB Engineering; Laguna Beach County Water District; Rainbow Environmental Services; Ricoh Electronics;Rutan & Tucker; SRI Engineering