The Children’s Clean Water Festival is a free environmental education event engaging fourth-grade students from throughout the Portland, Oregon metro area. Each year, students from 20-25 schools come to a college campus for a day of learning and fun that includes hands-on, water-focused activities, classroom presentations, and stage shows that reinforce STEM, Common Core, and Next Generation Science concepts.

 

Throughout the day, students move from one activity to another to explore a variety of water-related topics including water science, ecology, native fish, water quality, and ways they can protect and conserve natural resources.

 

The Festival’s classroom presenters and exhibitors represent a variety of public, private, and non-profit organizations that are committed to water and environmental education. In addition, volunteers play a variety of roles to help make the Festival a success.

 

 Watch this short video to learn more.