Kid’s Camp – Where It’s Cool to Conserve Water
06/21/2012
FRESNO, CA – Over 100 local kids are ready to dive into water conservation in a big way this week at a city-sponsored Kid’s Camp at Woodward Park.

The seventh annual half-day camp is free for all eight and nine year old City of Fresno kids and will take place on Thursday, June 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Woodward Park’s Group Activities Area (next to the Shinzen Japanese Garden). Campers will learn about the importance of water in new and exciting ways through hands-on activities.

Activities include: a morning rally; planting a drought tolerant plant; Aqua-Ka-Dabra (a water-themed magic show); learning how to build an ice cream aquifer; seeing how much water it takes to make a hamburger; a rally with the Fresno Grizzlies’ Parker and “McGruff” from the City of Fresno Police Department; and a special visit from The Fresno Fire Department (Station #13). At the end of the day, all children will be deputized as “Water Watchers” and encouraged to share what they have learned with their family and friends.

“We host Kid’s Camp to help our kids and future leaders better understand the importance of water conservation, where water comes from and how we receive it,” said the City of Fresno Water Division Manager Martin Querin. “As the Summer months are underway, it’s important for our community to remember how important it is to conserve and save our water.”

Participants include: City of Fresno Water Division, Tree Fresno, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, Fresno Police Department, Fresno Fire Department, Sarabian Farms, Wienerschnitzel, Central Valley Water Awareness Committee, Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District and Fresno Farm Bureau.

For more information, please contact Nora Laikam at (559) 621-5305 or (559) 960-4374.

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