Your company or organization is invited to submit an application to
participate in the
Children's Water Education Festival,
March 27-28, 2024
University of California, Irvine.
The award-winning event is recognized nationally as the largest of
its kind. It is expected to attract 7,500 students and is a
continued success because of the involvement of organizations
The mission of the Festival is to educate students about water-related and
environmental issues that correspond with Next Generation Science
Standards/STEM. The Festival teaches youth that they can make a
difference in protecting our water resources and the environment for
today, tomorrow and for future generations. Activities should educate
students about water, the environment and what they can do to
conserve and protect our precious natural resources.
Third, fourth and fifth grade teachers and students
throughout Orange County will attend the
Festival. Classes are carefully scheduled into 20 minute hands-on
activities and interactive presentations throughout the day. Group
sizes for standard booths are 45 students.
To participate, please complete the online application and follow the
to help us guarantee students are provided a standardized experience.
If you have presented in the past and are interested in using the
same curriculum, we encourage you to build upon it, ensuring that the
curriculum is in direct alignment with Next Generation Science
for info.) Next Generation Science Standards must be met in
order to be eligible for the Festival.
As a Festival presenter, we ask that you please follow the guidelines
- Ensure that your activity curriculum corresponds with at
least one Next Generation Science Standards (see
Create an account and complete an online application by March 8, 2024.
- Provide you and your staff's full legal names on the
application. Because presenters will be working with children, we
cross-check all names against the Megan's Law database.
- Have your booth set up by 8:30 a.m. on both days of the Festival
(this may require you to set up on
Tuesday, March 26,
prior to the first day of the Festival.)
- Present an educational activity on
March 27-28, 2024
from 9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
You must complete the application in its entirety. By completing this
form you will assist us in demonstrating the educational value of
your activity, and ultimately the Festival. Additionally, you will
help us create an educational activity book, which will be based on
the presentations offered at the Festival and distributed to
Applications will be reviewed by the Festival Committee, and
presenters will be notified whether their activity has been selected
to be part of the
Children's Water Education Festival. If you have any questions or
would like additional information, please call
Thank you for your cooperation and support of this wonderful event.
We look forward to working with you to make the
Festival a great success!
Presenter represents and warrants that he/she has provided his/her
full legal name for the purposes of a Megan's Law Screening.
Presenter consents to OCWD checking Presenter's name against the
Megan's Law database. In the event Presenter's name appears
on the Megan's Law database, Presenter shall not be allowed to
present or volunteer at the Children's Water Education Festival.