This year flew by and our second annual Flagstaff Water Festival is less than a month away. Last year the Festival was revitalized after a long hiatus due to an amazing collaboration among the City of Flagstaff, SCA Tissue, Arizona Project WET, Northern
Arizona University, and the Flagstaff Unified School District. This year, everyone stepped up once again and we even have some new partners at the Willow Bend Environmental Education Center and STEM City who are helping to recruit volunteers and invite charter
and private school teachers.With everyone working together, this year's festival is going to be even better than last year!
Here are some important dates for your calendars:
The Teacher Workshop is onSeptember 7 at the FUSD District Office thanks to the hard work of Gretchen to secure access to the building on a Saturday and reserve us the nicest training room in the District!
The Water Festival is onSeptember 26 at Foxglenn Park. We are currently working on the exact times of the sessions with the FUSD transportation. Volunteers should plan to arrive about 7:30AM (subject
to change depending on the start time of the first session).
Equipment set-up is onSeptember 25 at 1 p.m. at Foxglenn Park. The set-up crew will meet me at the park at 1 p.m. Robin Harrington will be packing the trailer with City staff earlier and will meet us
there with all the equipment.
Volunteer training is onSeptember 25 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
This is how we're doing on some of the logistics:
SCA Tissue and City of Flagstaff are jointly funding the entire festival. THANK YOU!
FUSD has provided a training room for all teachers, is paying FUSD teachers to attend the training, and will not charge for the transportation of the students to the festival. THANK YOU!
We will have a NAU teacher candidate class participate in facilitating the lessons (Jim Manley is setting this up).
City of Flagstaff has the equipment, which I will be refurbishing and restocking on September 6th with the help of Robin to get access. Robin is also getting us a 4-wheeler to use to get equipment around the park.
AZ Rangers volunteers will be guarding the equipment from 6 p.m. on the 25th to 6 a.m. on the 26th.
In the next coming weeks, I will be in touch regarding more updates and detailed information. Thank you everyone for being part of the Water Festival team!!!
Senior Program Coordinator
Tribal Environmental Education Outreach
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