Children’s Water Festival
The Mitchell Center is a proud sponsor of the Northern Maine Children’s Water Festival which promotes hands on learning about water issues. This one-day event bring together over 600 students and their teachers. Water resource professionals from Maine and New England provide presentations and activities about water, wetlands, human health and aquatic life; there are water trivia quiz shows hosted by local radio and television personalities, as well as activities using music and art. This experience is provided at no cost to the participants. In fact, the festival provides funding to help schools pay the cost of transportation. The festival goals are to teach students about the value of clean water and healthy habitats, and to provide teachers with materials and lessons that they can use for years to come. Also, many activities are aligned with Maine’s Learning Results. Schools are chosen to attend on the basis of their applications, what they currently teach about water, and how they will use the festival experience in their curriculum.
The Northern Maine Children’s Water Festival is held every other year. The next festival is scheduled for Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the University of Maine, Orono.
If you would like additional information on the festival or if you are interested in providing sponsorship for the festival, please contact Ruth Hallsworth at (207) 581-3196.