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World Water Day

March 16 , 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. Eleven 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 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 Anniversary Celebration 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 engage with hands-on activities and exhibits celebrating water; learn to fish; hear clean water stories from scientists, historians, and watershed groups; and more. Free ice cream coupons will go to the first 100 people to get their passport filled!

A special showing of Meet the Scientists a locally produced film by the Lake Champlain Basin Program and Peregrine Productions, will air at Regal Cinemas at 12 PM.

A special showing of Age of Humans produced by the Wild Center will be air at Regal Cinemas at 1:30 PM. The screening is free for the public and Dr. Curt Stager will be available for a Q&A afterwards.

World Water Day is presented by Lake Champlain Basin Program, NEIWPCC, Champlain Centre, and Champlain Basin Education Initiative.


Champlain Centre Mall

60 Smithfield Blvd
Plattsburgh, New York 12901 United States