The Lake Champlain Basin Program, Champlain Centre Mall, and the Champlain Basin Education Initiative will host a World Water Day Celebration on Saturday, March 18th at the mall on Smithfield Blvd, in Plattsburgh. Guests may view student works about local water resources and interact with more than 20 organizations which will host exhibits and hands-on activities celebrating water resources.
World Water Day was initiated by the United Nations in 1993 to draw attention to the issues and threats surrounding the world’s water resources. Ten years ago, the Champlain Basin Education Initiative hosted the first local student World Water Day Celebration to share student work about water resources from more than a dozen classrooms. This year the Champlain Centre Mall offered to help expand the event and bring it to Plattsburgh, inviting more public participation and partners into the celebration.
A showing of No Other Lake, a locally produced 39-minute film, will air at Regal Cinemas at 11 am. This event is free and open to public and the film producer will be present to introduce the film and answer questions. Guests may also view water themed window displays in several mall spaces and stores.
Visitors will be able to explore how river systems flow and how streambanks erode during flood events through a hands-on model, dive deeper into aquatic invasive species and learn why the round goby poses a threat to the ecosystem, participate in a youth art project, complete quests on a giant watershed map of the Lake Champlain basin, explore how scientists interpret science through art in the Wool and Water exhibit, learn how to protect drinking water supplies and extend the life of their septic systems through proper maintenance, explore new lawncare practices, learn about cyanobacteria, practice casting for fish, and more.
For more information, contact Sue Hagar, Lake Champlain Basin Program at email@example.com, call (802) 372-3213, or visit the Lake Champlain Basin Program website.
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