Thank you for your interest in participating in the Children’s Clean Water Festival!
About the Festival
The Festival is a free, day-long environmental education event that engages about 1,400 fourth-grade students from throughout the Portland, Oregon metro area. Each year, students from approximately 20-25 schools come to a college campus for a day of learning and fun. The Festival’s success is due in large part by the entertaining and informative exhibits and presentations that organizations like yours provide during the event.
Sounds like a great opportunity! How can I get involved?
- Exhibitors bring their educational displays, hands-on activities, and water-related messages and set up shop in the Festival exhibit hall with about 10-15 other exhibitors. The exhibit hall is opened throughout the day, and groups of 100-175 chaperoned students have the opportunity to explore the exhibit hall. Each class is in the exhibit hall for 25 minutes, and students have the choice to visit the exhibits of their choice. (Exhibitor give-away items should be educational and recyclable. Absolutely no whistles or other noise-making giveaways please.)
- Classroom Presenters teach a 20-25-minute, water-focused class that is interactive, engaging, and fun (past topics include water quality, fish habitat, wetlands, watersheds, storm water, and water conservation). Presenters typically teach 4-6 sessions and reach 100-175 students during the day.
Other things to know
- Attendance: Exhibitors and presenters are expected to stay at the Festival for the entire day – typically this is from 8:00 a.m. (set-up) to 2 p.m. (breakdown).
- Food: A light continental breakfast and bag lunch will be provided for each exhibitor and presenter. Breakfast is available at 7:00 a.m. and lunches will be provided during your scheduled lunch break (but no later than 1 p.m.)
- Networking Event: All exhibitors and presenters are invited to attend a networking event directly after the Festival. More information about this event will be available early 2020.