The Dickinson County 7th Annual “Save a Drop” Water Festival will be held Thursday, April 25th at Brown’s Park, just south of Abilene from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Elementary students from across Dickinson County will attend the free, day-long festival.
Over 270 students are expected to participate in the festival, which is geared to providing a fun, memorable, and hands-on approach to water education. Students will rotate through 20 minute stations covering topics such as: watersheds, environmental issues, and conservation.
The stations include: Building a Watershed, Water Jeopardy, Environmental Forensics, Rain Barrels, Edible Aquifers, Kansas Animals, Furs and Fowl, Gooey Garbage, Long Haul, Incredible Journey, Wonderful Worms and Life in the Fast Lane: Temporary Wetlands.
Presenters include Milford Nature Center, Westar Energy, Cargill, KDHE and a variety of other agencies and individuals.
Other volunteers include local high school students who will be playing the roles of “expert witnesses” for the Environmental Forensics station, and local business people, retirees, and parents who will assist with everything from set-up to tear-down.
This festival is made possible through the generous support of the City of Abilene and many other area businesses and organizations.