This year’s 20th Annual Clean Water Celebration, will kick off on the Peoria riverfront on Sunday, April 21st. Opening ceremonies will begin at 4 pm at the Gateway Building with a Native American Blessing of the River and a Parade of Waters. The public is invited to attend and bring water for the blessing. Hayna “White Beaver” Sine (Ho Chunk leader), will conduct the opening blessing ceremony.
The kick off will be followed by a keynote dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the GAR Hall, located at 416 Hamilton Blvd.
The organic dinner and lecture is $25 and the lecture alone is $15. For reservations, please contact the Sun Foundation online at www.sunfoundation.org or by phone at 309-246-8403 before April 17, 2013.
The Clean Water Celebration will continue on Monday, April 22nd from 8:30 am-2 pm at the Peoria Civic Center with an emphasis on educating local students, grades 4 -12, their teachers and the community as a whole.
On Monday, participants will also enjoy presentations on green initiatives, recycling and conservation, storytelling and interactive, hands on exhibits. The Environmental Streams are 3- 20 minute sessions and are designed to give teachers and their classes more substance and science content. The content in these streams will cover goals 4, 12, 13, 16, and 22 of the Illinois Learning Standards. Each teacher will be able to take their class to a stream of three twenty-minute presentations on WATERSHEDS, AQUATIC LIFE/FISH, and RECYCLING. There are 20 breakout sessions presented by scientists, artists, and museums for all to attend and interact with professionals in their fields.
Teachers are encouraged to make the Clean Water Celebration a field trip. The Clean Water Environmental Classroom meets Illinois Learning Standards for ELA, Science and Social Science as well as Common Core ELA Standards and are listed for your convenience in planning your day. To register call Karen Zuckerman at 309-697-1325 or email email@example.com.
More information can be found at www.sunfoundation.org.
Don't miss the Clean Water Celebration wave, catch it April 20th & 21st in Peoria, IL!