2019 Children’s Water Festival in Rio Rancho
Approximately 1,400 third and fourth graders from the Rio Rancho and Placitas area participated in the Children’s Water Festival at the Santa Ana Star Center to learn about where their water comes from. The annual interactive event introduces the students to new ideas, concepts, and techniques about our water resources as well as how to conserve and manage them with the intent of raising a generation sensitive to these issues.
Other agencies present at the festival included the National Weather Service, Sandia National Laboratories, US Fish & Wildlife, Rio Rancho Public Schools, Office of the State Engineer, New Mexico Natural History Museum, Waste Management, New Mexico Environment Department, Rio Grande Stormwater Team, Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program, and the Southern Sandoval County Flood Control Authority.
For over a decade BHI has hosted Water Jeopardy at the Children’s Water Festival. Thanks to Nathan Roberts, Brianna Sullivan, Carl Vermillion, Robert Salazar, and Carolyn Medin for volunteering to represent BHI at this important event.
Link to ABQ Journal article: https://www.abqjournal.com/1381884/students-soak-up-water-knowledge-ex-annual-childrens-water-festival-focuses-on-protection-and-conservation-of-resources.html