Kid’s Camp Shows It’s Cool to Conserve
06/15/2010

Over fifty 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 fifth annual half-day camp is free for all eight and nine year old City of Fresno kids and will take place on Wednesday, June 16, 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; building an ice cream aquifer; planting a drought tolerant plant; Aqua-Ka-Dabra (a water-themed magic show); learning how much water it takes to make a hamburger; and a fire truck with Fresno firefighters teaching the kids about water safety. 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. “Each year the camp has more and more community partners involved with volunteers who donate their time to help achieve one common goal - conserving our water and keeping it clean.”

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

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