2008 Children's Water Festival

  Stream Table  

Students look at a stream table.

Seventh Annual Children's Water Festival held on Friday, May 9, 2008

The City of Battle Creek and the Battle Creek Area Mathematics and Science Center sponsored free science training opportunities for fourth and fifth grade students through the Fifth Annual Children's Water Festival, on Friday, May 9, 2008 at Kellogg Community College.

  Groundwater Simulator  

Students get hands-on experience with a groundwater simulator.

The festival highlighted the importance of teaching children why they should protect water resources and influence other people to do the same. The festival was also meant to target the SCI.V.2.MS.3 science benchmark, and both fourth and fifth grade students are invited.

The classes attending the festival attended in two hour blocks between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. Classes participated in two hands-on presentations and attended a concert by Billy B, an outstanding environmental performer from the Chesapeake Bay area, who engaged the audience through the use of rock and roll, rap, salsa and dance.

Past festivals have been very successful with nearly 1300 area students participating. In previous years, we received comments such as, “Super Idea”, “Incredible”, “Excellent — very hands-on”, “It was a great addition to our science kit!”, “Kids really enjoyed everything!”, “It was awesome!”, “Great Stuff for Teachers!” All classes that attended this festival received a curriculum packet so that teachers could bring the message back to their schools. Also, all students and teachers received a free festival T-shirt.

Download this brochure for further information and a registration form (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

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  Billy B.  

Entertainer Billy B., who uses natural science through song to educate children about the environment, will perform at this year's Children's Water Festival.

  It's not all work!  

Having fun while learning.

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