Los Alamos Water Festival

On Monday and Tuesday, NMWC participated in the Los Alamos Water Festival! This event, hosted by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, helps 4th graders in Los Alamos public schools discover the importance of water.

NMWC’s station was designed to teach students about watersheds. Only one or two of all of the students who came through the station had heard the word “watershed”. By the end of this station, students had created a watershed in a box. Students also learned that gravity is why water flows downhill.

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Healthy watersheds have trees.
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Testing out a river.
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Simulating a flash flood.
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Another example watershed.
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Who knew that playing in a box of mud could be so fun and educational?

PEEC did a great job organizing this event, and all of the students seemed to come away with a new appreciation for this limited, precious resource. Every drop counts!

Christy

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