Students from Ms. Kerr’s 5th grade class at Ruby Drive Elementary School had the opportunity to attend the 22nd annual Children’s Water Education Festival held at the University of California, Irvine on March 28.
This free festival, the largest of its kind in the United States, was presented by the Orange County Water District, National Water Research Institute, the Orange County Water District Groundwater Guardian Team, and the Disneyland Resort. The Water Education Festival was a chance for students across Orange County in grades 3-5 to learn about local water issues and also how students can protect the local environment.
Ms. Kerr’s class visited 6 different exhibits and were educated on topics such as drought awareness, climate change and the water cycle, and wetlands biomes. Students also got a chance to meet and pet live animals such as a skunk, python, chinchilla, and lizard and were exposed to the effects that pollution has on these animals. It was a day full of hands-on science that the Cougars will never forget!