We're back! The 26th annual Children's Water Education
Festival, the largest of its kind in the United States, will
March 29-30, 2023
University of California, Irvine.
The award-winning event is presented by the Orange County Water
District (OCWD), 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. Since its inception, more than 142,000 Orange County
students have experienced the Festival and all it has to offer.
Registration for the
Festival is open.
Interested teachers, presenters and volunteers are
invited to 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 once
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.