Your company or organization is invited to submit an application to participate in the 2019 Children's
Water Education Festival, held in
March 27-28, 2019
University of California, Irvine.
The award-winning event is recognized nationally as the largest of its kind. It is expected to attract 7,500
students and is a continued success because of the involvement of organizations like yours.
The mission of the Festival is to educate students about water-related and environmental issues that correspond with
Next Generation Science Standards. The Festival teaches youth that they can make a difference in protecting our water
resources and the environment for today, tomorrow and for future generations. Activity lessons will focus on
educating students about water, the environment and what they can do to conserve and protect our precious natural
resources. We also encourage activities focused on air quality, energy and STEM. Third, fourth and fifth grade
teachers and students throughout Orange County will attend the
Festival. Classes are carefully scheduled
into 20 minute hands-on activities and interactive presentations throughout the day. Group sizes for standard booths
are 45 students.
To participate, please complete the online application and follow the
Presenter Guidelines to help us
guarantee students are provided a standardized experience. If you have presented in the past and are interested in
using the same curriculum, we encourage you to build upon it, ensuring that the curriculum is in direct alignment
with Next Generation Science Standards (see
for info.) Next
Generation Science Standards must be met in order to be eligible for the Festival.
As a Festival presenter, we ask that you please follow the guidelines listed below:
- Ensure that your activity curriculum corresponds with at least one Next Generation Science
Standards (see NEW Presenter Guidelines.)
- Create an account and complete an online application by January 31, 2019.
- Provide you and your staff's full legal names on the application. Because presenters will be working with
children, we cross-check all names against the Megan's Law database.
- Have your booth set up by 8:30 a.m. on both days of the Festival (this may require you to set up on Tuesday,
March 26, prior to the first day of the Festival.)
- Present an educational activity on
March 27-28, 2019
from 9:00 a.m.-2 p.m.
You must complete the application in its entirety. By completing this form you will assist us in demonstrating the
educational value of your activity, and ultimately the Festival. Additionally, you will help us create an
educational activity book, which will be based on the presentations offered at the Festival and distributed to
Applications will be reviewed by the Festival Committee, and presenters will be notified in early January whether
their activity has been selected to be part of the 2019 Children's Water Education Festival. If you have any
questions or would like additional information, please call
Thank you for your cooperation and support of this wonderful event.
We look forward to working with you to make the
Festival a great success!
Presenter represents and warrants that he/she has provided his/her full legal name for the purposes of a
Megan's Law Screening. Presenter consents to OCWD checking Presenter's name against the Megan's Law
database. In the event Presenter's name appears on the Megan's Law database, Presenter shall not be
allowed to present or volunteer at the Children's Water Education Festival.