Adventures in Water Festival
Friday October 15, 2010
Water + Science = Adventures in Water Festival
In October, over 2,000 student's participated in Louisville Water Company’s Adventures in Water Festival. Students visited the historic Louisville Water Tower for hands-on experiments in science, social studies, art and math.
The Adventures in Water Festival brings learning beyond the classroom to the shores of the Ohio River for students in grades three through seven. Students experiment with Ohio River samples, examine fossils from 175 feet in the ground, make bubbles to learn the properties of water and see how children in other parts of the world struggle to find safe drinking water.
Now in its third year, Louisville Water Company designed the festival to complement what students learn in the classroom and as a way to engage the community in informal education. In addition to Louisville Water Company, other organizations provide educators including MSD, American Commercial Barge Lines, Louisville Division of Police, Sons of the American Revolution, Louisville Zoo, Kentucky Division of Fish and Wildlife and the Ohio River Water and Sanitation Commission.