Calling all teachers, children & families, and those curious about conservation, sustainability, and connecting with children & youth:
Salem Water Fair: Celebrating and Educating Children and Communities
presented by NW Permaculture Institute
Admission FREE, Doors open at NOON for activities, prizes & info at the water fair!
1pm, feature film, “A Simple Question: The Story of STRAW” (Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed) a national model for involving students in hands-on, place-based environmental education. Narrated by Peter Coyote and featuring Richard Louv, the film explores this innovative program that brings together students of all ages, their teachers, community groups and local land-owners to undertake habitat restoration and preserve endangered species. STRAW transforms teachers, who are looking for meaning and joy in their work; and it transforms students, by engaging them in real work that they can see makes a difference on the immediate world around them.
Speakers: Gus Bluejay, 16 year old water activist educating youth through the Blue Youth Water Project, & Laurie Aguirre and H.O.P.E Team students, present, “Honoring Our Rivers: Kids Care About River Conservation.”
Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your favorite teacher, for an afternoon of education and inspiration about the power we all have to make a difference. Activities & information continue throughout the event until doors close at 3pm. Updates on activities at the water fair coming soon.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem
5090 Center Street NE, Salem 97317
For more information: call 503-449-8077
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