Thank you to those who joined us at the 26th annual Children's Water Education Festival. The Orange County Water District (OCWD), National Water Research Institute and the Orange County Water District Groundwater Guardian Team are proud to present this award-winning event.

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. Since its inception, more than 142,000 Orange County students have experienced the Festival and all it has to offer.

Check back in August 2023 for more information regarding the 2024 Festival. Registration will open in September 2023. Interested teachers, presenters and volunteers are invited to click on the menu bars above to learn more.

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 each year.

Link to YouTube video of the Children's Water Education Festival 20th Anniversary
Link to FaceBook page of the Children's Water Education Festival
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