Fort Collins Children’s Water Festival

By January 25, 2017
When:
May 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Where:
Front Range Community College
4616 S Shields St
Fort Collins
CO 80526
Contact:
Fort Collins Utilities
970-212-2900
Fort Collins Children's Water Festival @ Front Range Community College | Fort Collins | Colorado | United States

Kids Learn About Water with Fun, Hands-On Activities

Each spring, approximately 1,800 third-grade students and teachers from public, private and homeschools attend the festival which is sponsored by Fort Collins Utilities and Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (NCWCD). The festival is packed with fun, hands-on activities that teach students about water. The 26th annual Children’s Water Festival is being held at Front Range Community College, May 17, 2017.

Students spend half a day attending classroom presentations and visiting many displays in the exhibit hall. Colorful T-shirts are available for purchase.

The Fort Collins Children’s Water Festival is the longest-running festival in the state.

Emphasis is placed on hands-on, age-appropriate activities, including learning about:

  • Wetlands and rivers
  • Aquatic insects and wildlife
  • Water resources
  • Supply and conservation
  • Water quality and safety
  • Agricultural uses
  • Water chemistry
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Drought and flooding
  • Importance of water in the human body

For more information about the festival, contact Utilities.

Bus Scholarships
The Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area offers bus scholarships for qualifying schools to get to Children’s Water Festival.