Dear Presenter,

Your company or organization is invited to submit an application to participate in the 2018 Children's Water Education Festival, held March 28-29, 2018 at the 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 California 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 have been invited to attend the 2018 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 Presenter Guidelines 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 Next Generation Science Standards (see  Presenter Guidelines.)
  • Create an account and complete an online application by December 31, 2017.
  • 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 27, prior to the first day of the Festival.)
  • Present an educational activity on March 28 and 29, 2018 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 students.

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 2018 Children's Water Education Festival. Activities will be evaluated based on the educational content, the number of Next Generation Science Standards met and the overall variety of standards represented. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call (714) 378-3257 or email waterfestival@ocwd.com.

Thank you for your cooperation and support of this wonderful event.
We look forward to working with you to make the
2018 Children's Water Education Festival a great success!

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.