|WaterFest is awesome!|
Over 800 students visited Ijams last week for the 2012 WaterFest, a day-long field trip celebrating the wonders of water. Students, teachers and parents participated in fun, educational activities at the nature center under the sunny skies.
Some of the activities helped students learn more about water, and how important it is to plants, animals and the environment. The children could watch a Water Magic Show and learn about the properties of water; they could shoot bottles into the air at the Bottle Rocket station using air and water pressure; they could even participate in a Water Relay Race!
It was a fun day for all. WaterFests’ 100 volunteers and vendors had a great time, as well as teachers and parents.
And of course, the 800 students that visited, threw water balloons, had their faces painted, and shot rockets into the air… well, it’s safe to say they had a “blast.”
|The magic of water: A professor of H2O's perspective.|
|Water Balloon launcher proved that water could indeed fly.|
|WaterFest poetry contest winners with Kara.|
|WaterFest art contest winners with Kara.|
|Knoxville entertainer Sean McCollough folked it up for water.|
|Face-painting with watercolors (but of course!)|
|Kids dressing like drops of water learned about pollution at Wawa-Polooza in the nature playscape.|
|Sabrina: Aquatic animals need clean water or they become skeletons.|
|Kelle Jolly and Nancy Brennan Strange entertained with tales and songs about water.|
|CAC AmeriCorps, Ijams staffers and others who helped plan and organize WaterFest 2012.|