Teacher Day-of Logistics

The Children’s Clean Water Festival is a full day of learning and fun! Here is some logistical information that will help you and your class make the most of the day.


  • Location: PCC Sylvania Campus   12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219.


  • Schedule: Each class will have its own schedule with a specific start time, lunch time, and end time. You should receive your class’s schedule a few weeks before the Festival. Contact us if you do not receive your class’s schedule, or if you have questions.


  • Arrival: Please arrive on time! When you arrive at the PCC Sylvania Campus please have your bus driver follow the “bus unloading” signs. They will take you to a large parking lot where your bus will be greeted by Festival representative and instructions for how to get to your first activity.


  • School Signs & Bus Parking: Prior to the event, you will receive an event packet from the Festival Event Coordinator. Your event packet will contain two bus signs. The day-of the event, please place one of the signs in the front passenger side window of your bus so that it can be easily viewed from outside the bus. Your bus will be directed to park on-site on campus and can stay parked there during the festival.


  • Class Guides: In order to help the Festival run smoothly and help classes move around the campus, the Festival organizers recruit and train volunteers called class guides. Each teacher attending the Festival will have an assigned class guide for the day. This class guide is responsible to assist your class with staying on schedule and finding classrooms. The class guide is not responsible for behavior management.


  • Name Tags: Please have your students wear name tags with their name and school on them. Stick-on tags are fine. It is helpful for presenters to be able to call on students by name, and also helps to get lost children back to their groups promptly.


  • Lunch: Students, chaperones and teachers are expected to bring their own sack lunch to the Festival. Your class will be assigned a specific lunch time and location on campus. Classes are responsible for carrying their own lunches and it is recommended that kids carry their own lunches in their own backpacks.


  • Chaperones: We suggest a ratio of one chaperone to six students. You or your chaperones will be required to stay with your students at all times. If you have more chaperone volunteers than you need, we always need volunteers to make the festival work. Interested people can check out our volunteer opportunities.


  • Bathrooms: Students must be accompanied by one of your chaperones while in the bathrooms.


  • Attendance: Your class is expected to stay at the Festival for the entire time you are scheduled. Leaving early will jeopardize your school’s attending in the future.


  • Emergency: The Festival’s emergency telephone number is (503) 957-8661, and may be given out to parents and schools. Call this number if you are off schedule or will not be attending for any reason, your courtesy is appreciated.


  • Questions: Contact the Festival’s Event Coordinator with any questions or concerns via email or phone (503) 957.8661.