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World Water Day 30th Anniversary Celebration
March 18 , 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
In 1993, World Water Day was initiated by the United Nations to draw attention to the issues and threats surrounding the world’s water resources. Ten years ago, the Champlain Basin Education Initiative hosted the first student World Water Day Celebration to share local student work about water resources from more than a dozen classrooms.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this event, the Lake Champlain World Water Day will be held at the Champlain Centre Mall in Plattsburgh, NY, featuring activities and exhibits by 20 local organizations and work by local students. As part of this event, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum will be there with our Giant Lake Champlain Map for attendees to step into the watershed, complete quests, and more. World Water Day 30th Anniversary Celebration is is free and open to the public.
Join us in Plattsburgh and learn about our watershed and how you can make a difference in protecting our water resources. View student art, research, and other work about our local watershed and water resources. Step onto the Giant Map and visit other participating organizations’ booths to explore how rivers flow and erode during floods with a hands-on model; aquatic invasive species in our ecosystem; an interactive youth art project; how scientists interpret science through art; how to protect drinking water supplies; new environmentally-friendly lawn care practices; fish casting; and more.
A special showing of No Other Lake, a locally produced 39-minute film, will air at Regal Cinemas at 11 AM. The screening is free for the public and the film producer will be present to introduce the film and answer questions.
World Water Day is presented by Lake Champlain Basin Program and Champlain Basin Education Initiative.